Research Fellow: International Brain Laboratory, a collaboration which aims to establish the neural basis of decision-making.

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Closing Date
23 Nov 2019
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
This post is available for three years in the first instance.

Duties and Responsibilities

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 behaviour, 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 behavioural task, optimize the training of mice, measure behavioural performance, and record the brain-wide activity of large populations of neurons during behaviour 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.

Key Requirements

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 behavioural 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.

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Further Information

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC
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Contact Details

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.