IBL Opportunities


IBL Opportunities

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Here are the current IBL job openings

The International Brain Laboratory has openings for postdoctoral fellows and scientific staff who will play key roles in a new large-scale international collaboration in brain research.

The IBL combines the efforts of approximately 50 scientists in 20 laboratories toward understanding the brain-wide basis of a complex behavior.

The project will involve recording the activity of millions of neurons in the working brain and building mathematical models of the resulting data. The data sets this project will produce are vast and complex, including physiological recordings, behavioural measurements, and video, all of which must be standardized into common formats, integrated into a single database, and subjected to quality control. Core staff positions will support the both experimental and theoretical work through the entire data life cycle, including acquisition, analysis, modeling and dissemination. 

Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience. There is considerable flexibility in base location within the U.S. and Europe.

You can find more specific information about the different job openings below.


Postdoctoral fellows will participate directly in guiding the experimental, data analytical and/or theoretical aspects of the IBL. Postdocs, though based in individual labs, will be a key part of IBL, and will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experimental and theoretical labs across IBL. Postdocs will directly benefit from the collaborative nature of the project, given the unique access to resources and experimental/theoretical expertise that it provides. Therefore, they will likely be more productive and have better opportunities for career development than those working in a more "traditional" postdoc role.

Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Scientist) at University College London, HäUSSER LAB

Job advertisement on UCL website here.
More information about the Neural Computation Lab at UCL here.

Spontaneous applications for POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS WELCOMED

Please either use the contact form, or contact individual IBL PI’s via their institutional email addresses. 

For informal enquiries about being a postdoc within the IBL, feel free to contact the following current IBL postdocs: Anne Urai (urai[at]cshl.edu, Churchland lab, CSHL, US), Michael Schartner (michael.schartner[at]unige.ch, Pouget lab, Unige, Switzerland), Guido Meijer (guido.meijer[at]research.fchampalimaud.org, Mainen lab, CCU, Portugal).  

JOINING AS Principal investigator (PI)

IBL is still at its early stages but we welcome inquiries from PI’s interested in contributing or participating: Contact.

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

The International Brain Laboratory prides itself for creating an all-inclusive environment. Teamwork is highly valued, individual strengths are recognised and celebrated, and there is a commitment to advancing the careers of everyone, regardless of gender or role. We aim to provide a family friendly environment where both women and men feel able to take the time they need for family. We endorse the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

Diversity in the Workplace

Our collaboration recognises that in our society, individuals and groups are discriminated against both directly and indirectly on the grounds of: age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, HIV status, marital, social or economic status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, responsibility for dependents, sexual orientation, trades union membership or unrelated criminal convictions.

To counteract discrimination, our collaboration is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination, raising awareness and tackling the causes and consequences of discrimination. It is committed to providing a learning and working environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying; to making staff and students feel valued, motivated and enabled to do their best work and to creating a safe, welcoming working environment accessible to all.