Lecturer (Computational Neuroscience)

King's College London - MRC SGDP Centre - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

The salary will be paid at Grade 6/7, £37,706 to £46,336 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Full Time Fixed Term Contract for 36 months

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience to join the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. The successful candidate will develop a research programme investigating large adolescent behavioral neuroimaging-genetics cohorts. We aim to investigate brain development and psychopathology and its genomic, epigenomic and environmental determinants to identify markers of neural processes that predict psychopathology, and allow for the development of targeted early interventions. The analyses will require state of the art data integration, stratification and prediction techniques, including deep learning methods and various sparse representational techniques. Results generated will be followed up using functional biological characterization, both in our research group (functional –omics), as well as an active international network of collaborating partners (including animal behavioral experts).

The post offers a unique opportunity to work with a worldwide network of collaborators and develop cutting-edge approaches in rapidly growing field of population neuroscience in one of the leading research environments in Europe and the world. We are seeking a talented, energetic and highly motivated individual with a track record of the highest standard in their respective fields. They are expected to be experienced in several, but not all of the methods required in this programme.

The research is funded by the European Research Council, the European Commission, the UK Medical Research Council, the U.S. National Institute of Health and others. It will be based on a series of recent discoveries and methodological advances published by our group in top journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, Molecular Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry and others.

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held shortly after the closing date.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the roles please contact Professor Gunter Schumann: gunter.schumann@kcl.ac.uk or Ms Tatyana Baeva: tatyana.baeva@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

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