Research Fellow Computational Psychiatry - University College London

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Closing Date
15 Jun 2019
£35,328 per annum
Institute of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology
Fixed term for 2 years in the first instance

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology MAX PLANCK UCL CENTRE FOR COMPUTATIONAL PSYCHIATRY AND AGEING

Research Fellow

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research to undertake high quality research and produce high-impact publications as part of a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Dr Tobias Hauser.

The overarching goal is to understand the neural and computational mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, using a combination of computational modelling, neuroimaging, pharmacology and smartphone-based data collection.

Applicants should have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in computational neuroscience, psychology, or a related area by the agreed start date of the position. Experience of conducting research on neuroscience and with computational modelling of behaviour (reinforcement learning and decision making) is essential. Experience in programming (especially Matlab) and solid knowledge of decision neuroscience and reinforcement learning literature are also required. Experience in conducting neuropsychopharmacology research and research with vulnerable populations is desirable. A satisfactory DBS check is required and must be obtained before the appointee can start in post.

The post is available from summer 2019 and is funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society for 2 years in the first instance. Starting salary £35,328 per annum on the UCL Grade 7 scale, inclusive of London Allowance, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1807446. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, (email:

Applicants may contact Dr Tobias Hauser directly (email: for further information. 

Closing date:  15 June 2019

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