At the Max Planck UCL Centre we are seeking multiple suitably qualified postdoctoral fellows for a new initiative with Telefonica Innovacion Alpha. The overarching goal is to exploit computational approaches to brain and behaviour to leverage insights into core deficits that underpin behavioural change and mental well-being. The post holder(s) will be directly involved in tech-transfer of the research results achieving an immediate real-world impact and improving mental health of the general population.
Supervision will be provided by Ray Dolan, Steve Fleming, Tobias Hauser, Quentin Huys, and Robb Rutledge.
The posts are available from autumn 2019 and are funded for two years in the first instance through a research contract.
Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or a quantitative field (eg, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics). Expertise using computational approaches in the study of reinforcement learning and decision making, or with machine learning techniques, and knowledge of theoretical and computational neuroscience in relation to learning and decision making are essential. Strong mathematical and programming skills, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, and a high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects are also required. Experience in fMRI and/or MEG, in smartphone-based data acquisition, and in collaborating with industry and start-ups and/or in supporting tech-transfer is desirable.
Further Details are provided here.