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Research Fellow: Theoretical Neurobiology

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join Theoretical Neurobiology team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging under supervision of Prof. Karl Friston, and a group of interdisciplinary researchers led by Dr. Richard Rosch. The Centre conducts cutting edge human brain research across health and disease and collaborates closely with the Great Ormond Street Hospital/King’s Health Partners Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to improve our understanding of the synaptic pathophysiology underlying the abnormal brain dynamics in patients with focal epilepsies that undergo invasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery.

The successful candidate will combine state-of-the-art computational modelling of synaptic pathophysiology, and expansive multimodal clinical datasets. The role holder will get the opportunity to develop their own hypotheses and questions around the pathophysiology of epilepsy with the support of one of the leading theoretical neurobiology research groups and test it on data from the biggest children’s epilepsy surgery programme in the UK.

The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the Human Brain Project until February 2023 in the first instance.

Find out more and apply here.

Closing date for applications: 17th June 2021

 

Research Fellow (x2): Computational Psychiatry

Applications are invited for two Research Fellows at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing.

The Centre is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development. Computational models of differences and changes in brain-behaviour relations are the Centre’s major theoretical tool. The Centre’s findings will provide information on how cognitive functioning can be maintained into old age and on how psychiatric disorders can be better recognized and treated more efficiently.

The post holders will undertake high quality research and produce high-impact publications as part of a new initiative, involving the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Koa Health. Furthermore, the appointees will be directly involved in tech-transfer of the research results achieving an immediate real-world impact and improving mental health of the general population.

The main duties involve developing smartphone-based tasks that measure the impact of either interventions for mental illness or smartphone-based therapeutic interventions and developing computational models thereof.

The posts are available from April 2021 and are funded by a grant from Koa Health for two years in the first instance or to March 2023, whichever is the shorter.

Find more information and apply here.

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2021

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign, and we will draw down applications once per month to assess and interview.  If you are interested in a role, we encourage you to apply early, and when posts have been filled, we will close the advertisement.

 

Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow: Methods Developer (x2)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.

The Methods Group specialises in the development of a broad range of image processing methods based on principled generative models of image data and statistical analyses aimed at interpreting neural signals.

The appointees will engage in their own research projects while liaising closely with the Methods, Physics and Computational Anatomy teams to provide solutions to challenges posed by ultra-high field imaging that integrate both acquisition and modelling strategies. Collaboration with neuroscientists from other disciplines working at the Centre is another important aspect of the roles, including the provision of advice and guidance on best practice neuroimaging strategies.

Duration of the posts are available immediately and are funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust until 30 November 2023 in the first instance.

Find out more and apply here.

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2021

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign and we will draw down applications once per month to assess and interview.  If you are interested in a role, we encourage you to apply early, when posts have been filled, we will close the advertisement.

 


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