Research Fellow

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
17 Jun 2021
£36,028 to £43,533 per annum, including London Allowance
2 years

Job Details

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.

Person Criteria

Applicants must have an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) and a PhD in neuroscience, or a related quantitative discipline and have experience in computational or quantitative analysis of real-world complex datasets such as neurophysiological or neuroimaging datasets. Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English, as well as good interpersonal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting and exceptional attention to detail are required. 

Experience in at least one high-level programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, or R) and a keen interest in translational neuroscience and epilepsy research specifically is essential. Experience in working with complex and noisy real-world datasets and in computational modelling as evidenced by relevant published research is desirable.

How to Apply

Contact Details

For queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Institute of Neurology (email: 

Informal enquiries welcome to Dr Richard Rosch (