Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Department of Psychology
- Full Time
Post-Doctoral 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
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% 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 School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 3,000 students (one third postgraduate) and over 250 staff in seven Departments: Economics, English, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Sociology and Psychology. The School aims to attract outstanding members of academic staff who will produce world-leading research of benefit to society; provide innovative and exciting programmes of study; and enrich the lives and enhance the career prospects of its students.
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 an Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to a 1-year, fixed-term, 1.0 full-time equivalent. The post is available from September 2020.
The Computational Neuroscience and Psychiatry Lab (www.pinotsislab.com) at City University of London is looking for a Post Doc with a strong background in computational neuroscience and/or EEG neuro feedback.
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 and plans to start experiments with EEG neuro feedback.
The post will carry out research in one or more of these areas. The post holder will have the opportunity to shape the details of their project based on their specific interests. The post 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 will also be a requirement to have familiarity with one or both of: i) the analysis of human and/or animal brain imaging data, and ii) EEG experiments, including EEG neuro feedback.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 12th July 2020
The role is available from 01 September 2020
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