Researh Fellow x 2

Division of Psychiatry

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 to £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880067
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will undertake high quality research and produce high-impact publications as part of a new research project.

The goal of the initiative is to examine maladaptive thinking patterns in the context of depression by combining computational modelling, magnetoencephalography (MEG), psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions.

Main duties involve developing tasks and computational analyses for use with MEG to probe how internal representations and interpretations driving decisions and emotional states evolve at a high temporal resolution.

There are 2 full time posts available for an immediate start and are funded for 1 year in the first instance with the potential for an extension for a further 2 years

Key Requirements

The post holder will have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology or a quantitative field with expertise in using computational approaches in the study of human reinforcement learning and decision making.

It is essential for the post holder to also have strong mathematical and programming skills, with excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Further Details

Further particulars and a full job description can be accessed at the bottom of the page

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Informal inquiries can be addressed to Quentin Huys on

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

Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

16 Dec 2021

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