University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

Division of Medicine

Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research


Research Fellow

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,965 – £43,470 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The International Brain Laboratory (IBL) is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to work under the joint supervision of Michael Häusser and Matteo Carandini at University College London. The IBL is a unique global collaboration, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Simons Foundation, that aims to establish the neural basis of decision-making. To this end, the IBL is developing a standardized mouse decision-making behavior, making coordinated measurements of neural activity across the mouse brain, and using theory and analysis to uncover the underlying neural computations.

The Research Fellow will help to implement and refine the behavioral task, optimize the training of mice, measure behavioral performance, and record the brain-wide activity of large populations of neurons during behavior using Neuropixels probes and two-photon imaging. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with all members of the IBL located in 22 labs across 5 countries, and also will have the opportunity to define and carry out an independent research project in synergy with the IBL mission. For more information about the advantages of postdoctoral research at IBL, see

This post is available for three years in the first instance.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a similar field, and an ability to work in a diverse group including computational and experimental neurobiologists. Extensive experience with in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, surgery, and behavioral training is highly desirable. Essential requirements are experience with analyzing data (ideally using Python), and experience of writing scientific manuscripts as evidenced by a solid record of publications.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1835986.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy process, please contact Professor Michael Hausser, 020 7679 6756.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Alison Kelly, , 020 7679 6134.

Closing Date: 23 November 2019.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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