Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow: Methods Developer (x2)

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Closing date: 1st July

Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow: Methods Developer (x2), UCL Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre aims to better understand the workings of the human brain in health and disease. Its extensive facilities include a new 7T Siemens Terra and these posts will focus on developing methodologies and analysis strategies for ultra-high resolution functional MRI data acquired on this new platform. The Centre has pioneered many neuroimaging methodologies, including Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) and Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM).

The Methods Group specialises in the development of a broad range of image processing methods based on principled generative models of image data and statistical analyses aimed at interpreting neural signals, see:

The appointees will engage in their own research projects while liaising closely with the Methods, Physics and Computational Anatomy teams to provide solutions to challenges posed by ultra-high field imaging that integrate both acquisition and modelling strategies.  Collaboration with neuroscientists from other disciplines working at the Centre is another important aspect of the roles, including the provision of advice and guidance on best practice neuroimaging strategies.

Duration of the posts are available immediately and are funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust until 30 November 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD (Senior Research Fellow) or, if not already held, the PhD must be obtained by the agreed start-date (Research Fellow applicants only) in a topic related to numerical computing and methods development. Strong programming expertise (e.g. MATLAB or C/C++) and experience with ultra-high field MRI are essential; Senior Research Fellow applicants must also have demonstrable experience in relevant areas of methodological development and of leading projects to completion.

Experience collaborating with and providing support and advice to colleagues from different disciplines, and a strong publication record of publishing high quality research results is desirable.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 – £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign and  UCL will draw down applications once per month to assess and interview.  If you are interested in a role, they encourage you to apply early, when posts have been filled, they will close the advertisement. They will draw down applications in: early April / early May / early June

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

Informal enquiries to Dr Guillaume Flandin (email:

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