Research Fellow (Training Fellow in Theoretical Neuroscience)

Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880120
  • Closes: 05th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit is a world-leading research centre for fundamental principles of learning, perception and action in brains and machines.

We are currently inviting applications for a post-doctoral Training Fellowship in theoretical neuroscience with a focus on how dynamical computation in neural circuits underlies functions ranging from perceptual (Bayesian) inference to deliberation, action selection and execution. focus.

The succesful candidate will work under the guidance of a member of faculty to develop and carry out original research aligned with these directions, or other current research themes of the unit. They will be responsible for the primary execution of the project (with opportunities for co-supervision of students), presentation of results at conferences and seminars, and publication in suitable venues. A generous annual allowance is available for travel to conferences and workshops. Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with experimentalist collaborators in the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC), other departments and institutes at UCL, and around the world. There may also be scope for further independent projects where this will be of value for training and career development. Further details about the Unit and our research are at

This post is funded for 2 years in the first instance with potential to extend by a further year.

Key Requirements

You should have a strong quantitative background in theoretical neuroscience, machine learning, statistics, computer science, physics or engineering; a record of publication in highly respected journals and conferences and must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the agreed start date of the position.

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.

Please direct academic enquiries to Prof. Maneesh Sahani ( and any other enquiries please contact Mike Sainsbury (

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

5 Dec 2021

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