|Salary:||£38,308 to £46,155|
|Placed On:||13th January 2023|
|Closes:||9th February 2023|
The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development. The overarching goal of the MPC is to understand the cognitive and neural underpinnings of neuropsychiatric disorders.
About the role
We are looking for a Research Fellow to undertake high quality research in the field of decision making under the supervision of Professor Ray Dolan and Dr Rani Moran.
This is a great opportunity for innovative input, including developing an independent line of research. In line with this, you will be expected to exploit computational approaches to brain function (for example, through use of magnetoencephalography) and behaviour to leverage insights into decision processes, including how we build cognitive models of the world.
The ultimate aim is to promote an understanding of core deficits underpinning psychiatric disorder.
The post is available immediately and is funded by the Max Planck Society to 31 March 2025 in the first instance.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Institute of Neurology HR Team (ion.hradmin at ucl.ac.uk).
Closing date: 23:59, Thursday, 09 February 2023
For a full job description and to apply for this role please visit UCL’s online recruitment portal (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs) and search using vacancy reference B02-04408.
You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in computational neuroscience, psychology, or a related area, as well as experience of conducting research in neuroscience with a good publication record of high-quality research results. Experience with computational modelling of behaviour (reinforcement learning and similar) and programming (primarily Matlab, though skills in R and Java are desirable) is also required for this role.
What we offer
Appointment as Research Fellow is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be as Research Assistant (salary £34,502 - £36,348 per annum) with appointment as Research Fellow being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible, and job share basis wherever possible.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. 12% of Institute staff are actively working on EDI initiatives; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/equality-diversity-inclusion for more information about what we’re doing. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce; these include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ and gender diverse people in all roles, and women in Grade 9 and 10 roles.
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