Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Department of Psychology

London (GB)
(£)38017 to 38017
Aug 07, 2020
End of advertisement period
Sep 02, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Permanent with 1 year funding)

Reference Number 60030859
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 Department is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in AI and Computational Psychiatry.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing novel data analyses and machine learning methods for neuroscience research and brain imaging data analyses.
  • Analyzing human data in collaboration with other researchers and partners locally and internationally.
  • Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences.

Person Specification

The Computational Neuroscience and Psychiatry Lab ( at University of London - City is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with a strong background in computational neuroscience and/or EEG.

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

The postholder shall conduct research in one or more of these areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the details of their project based on their specific interests. They will be part of an international group of collaborators UCL, Kings, Toronto, Ottawa and McGill whose aim is to build computational psychiatry tools using state of the art machine learning algorithms.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics or 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 the analysis of human and/or animal brain imaging data, and EEG experiments.

For an informal discussion please email

Additional Information

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

The role is available from 01 October 2020 or earlier by negotiation.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 2nd September 2020

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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