Research Software Engineer in Cognitive Neuroscience

University College London - Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Experimental Psychology

This Research Software Engineer position is available on a project concerning the neural, psychological, and computational basis of learning and decision making. Core duties include optimising code for numerical simulations, profiling code, parallelising code, preparing software packages to publically distribute (open source) to the wider community through github, conducting simulations of deep learning neural networks using TensorFlow and related packages, and porting code and overseeing analyses and simulations on HPC clusters. Duties will also include other general coding tasks as needed, included web-based data collection and figure preparation (e.g., matplotlib from python). This position offers the opportunity to become directly involved in the lab’s research and join projects as a co-author.

Applicants should hold a BS in Computer Science, or a closely related field, ideally with some years of experience in position. Experience with scientific programming and code optimisation in C/C++, Python, etc. is a must. The applicant should have a proven track record developing and maintaining code used in scientific or engineering endeavours. Ideally, the applicant can point toward samples of successful software projects that demonstrate proper version control, exception handing, commenting, portability, etc. Applicants should be able to read, understand, and implement algorithms and be would ideally have some mathematical or machine learning background. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills are a must.

UCL vacancy reference: 1688374

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Applications should include a CV and the names and addresses of three referees.  If you have any queries, please contact Prof. Bradley C. Love at   For information about the application process, please contact Sonia Theodoric,

Closing Date: 10 December 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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