GCNU & SWC seek to recruit an outstanding scientist with an interdisciplinary background working at the interface of machine learning and neuroscience or related areas.
We are looking for someone who will conduct creative and innovative research to deliver breakthroughs at the interface of the 2 fields that contribute to an algorithmic understanding of perception, action or learning. The successful applicant will have exciting research plans, and be keen to participate in collaborative and cooperative science.
The Research Group Leader will receive generous core funding, including salary and stipend support for research staff and students. Extensive high-performance computational resources are available in-house, with funds available for expansion if needed. If desired, support for experimental work will also be available, including equipment and customised laboratory space, supported by state-of-the-art facilities such as prototyping and fabrication, imaging, virology and histology platforms.
Teaching is limited to research-level postgraduate courses, with the opportunity to design components of the taught programme.
Salaries will be competitive and offered as appropriate to experience and achievement.
The role will be funded for six years in the first instance.
Applicants can come from all independent career stages They need to have a PhD in neuroscience, machine learning or a related field and postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. They will be expected to have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the literature in their research fields, be proficient in its application and have a ready ability to acquire and absorb new information, methods and techniques The ability to build strong collaborative working relationships and an understanding of the mission and research environment of GCNU and SWC is essential.
This is an open ended advertisement but all applications received before 30th November 2019 will be reviewed together. If the position remains unfilled following this review, further rounds of application will be considered.
For further details and to apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1835545. Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive and negotiable according to relevant knowledge, experience and achievemeent
Internal Number: 1902
About Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit & Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL
The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit was created at UCL in July 1998, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation . The Unit consists of six faculty members, about ten post-doctoral researchers and about fifteen research students. Our objectives are to study neural computational theories of perception and action in neural and machine systems, with an emphasis on learning. The Unit's teaching activities are centered on an innovative four-year PhD programme in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning.
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of the SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function. The Centre will comprise around 14 highly interdisciplinary experimental research groups accommodated in a new, purpose-designed building offering an outstanding and unparalleled state of the art research environment.