Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

The Single Cell Genomics laboratory at the UK DRI will investigate the molecular and cellular basis of fundamental brain functions that are affected in dementing illnesses (e.g. the formation, encoding and recall of memory), charting the as yet uncharacterised cellular changes that support healthy ageing and those which lead to pathology.

We are now looking for a Research Fellow who will be responsible for the design and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments, for the development and application of analytical methods and data visualisation methods, and for establishing and maintaining computational pipelines. The post holder will work both on high throughput sequencing data and on imaging data. The work will be at the interface of neuroscience and data science. The successful applicant will work on lab-lead projects and will be in several collaborative projects.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Maths, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Neuroscience) with formal understanding of basic biology. Applicants must have strong backgrounds in statistics and programming skills, and be capable of developing new analytical algorithms and implementing them as software packages/libraries. Experience in analysing next generation sequencing data and single cell sequencing data and excellent knowledge of R, Python, and Unix environment are essential, as is experience in data visualization of high dimensional datasets.

Knowledge of C++, Java, cloud computing, experience in neuroscience and in analysing imaging data are desirable.

For more information and to apply: 

Closing date: 5 May 2019

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Job Information

Closing date:2019-05-05

Institution:University College London

Department:Dementia Research Institute

Contact Information

Oksana Shapoval, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr. Carlo Sala Frigerio (email: