Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Department of Psychology

London (GB)
(£)38017 to 38017
Jul 22, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 26, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (with secured funding until 31st July 2021)

Reference Number 60031113
Location Northampton Square
School/Service School of Arts & Social Sciences
Department Department of Psychology
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)38017 to 38017


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The Department of Psychology at City, University of London was one of only 13 UK departments that was included in the top 100 of 2018 Time Higher Education World Rankings. It is consistently ranked among the top Psychology departments in the UK.


The Computational Neuroscience and Psychiatry Lab ( at City, University of London is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with a strong background in data science and computational neuroscience.

The Lab focuses on developing new algorithms for the analysis of human and animal behavioural and brain imaging data. These are based on computational models of neural dynamics and state of the art techniques from Data Science. Particular emphasis is put on applications in computational psychiatry and developing models of brain pathology. The Lab develops brain theories that can explain brain pathology, using theoretical tools from deep neural networks and Bayesian brain theories and performs EEG recordings.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a PhD in data science or computational neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics or a related discipline. Expertise in one or more modern scientific computing programming language (Python, Matlab or R) is essential. The candidate should also have familiarity with one or both of: i) the analysis of large datasets from human behavioural data, and/or ii) the analysis of human or animal brain imaging data.
The postholder shall conduct research in one or more of these areas. He/she will have the opportunity to shape the details of their project based on their specific interests.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 26th August 2020

This post is available from 1st September 2020

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