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Position: Senior Research Associate
Institution: University College London
Department: Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The overarching goal of the Max Planck UCL Centre is to use computational approaches to understand the causes of individual differences in behavioural development, with an emphasis on psychiatric disorders and cognitive ageing. The Centre is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society and UCL, and has two sites, one in London and the other in Berlin.The post holder will undertake high-quality research on human learning, decision making and motivation from a computational neuroscience perspective with the aim of improving our understanding of psychiatric disorders, and produce high-impact publications as part of a new initiative, involving the Max Planck Society and UCL
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology or a related area, and experience of theoretical and computational neuroscience in relation to learning and decision making. An interest in conducting behavioural and neuroimaging experiments, proficiency in data analysis, and the ability to program (eg, in Matlab) are essential. Experience in FMRI and/or MEG and knowledge of the phenomenology of mental illness are desirable
   
Text: Senior Research Associate (part-time), - Ref:1741886 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging Location of position London Grade 8 Hours Part Time Hours per week (%FTE) 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE) Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?43,023 - ?50,753 per annum Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate (50% FETE) in the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, under the supervision of Professor Ray Dolan. The overarching goal of the Max Planck UCL Centre is to use computational approaches to understand the causes of individual differences in behavioural development, with an emphasis on psychiatric disorders and cognitive ageing. The Centre is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society and UCL, and has two sites, one in London and the other in Berlin. The post holder will undertake high-quality research on human learning, decision making and motivation from a computational neuroscience perspective with the aim of improving our understanding of psychiatric disorders, and produce high-impact publications as part of a new initiative, involving the Max Planck Society and UCL. The post is available immediately and is funded for two years in the first instance from the Mary Kinross Charitable Trust and research grant income. Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology or a related area, and experience of theoretical and computational neuroscience in relation to learning and decision making. An interest in conducting behavioural and neuroimaging experiments, proficiency in data analysis, and the ability to program (eg, in Matlab) are essential. Experience in FMRI and/or MEG and knowledge of the phenomenology of mental illness are desirable. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Institute of Neurology (email: IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk ). Applicants may contact Professor Ray Dolan directly (email: r.dolan@ucl.ac.uk ) for further information. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 23 Aug 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description Apply Now
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