Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Exploring Consciousness and Cognition in the normal, ageing and dementia populations, using information theory methods

University of London

Department: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: £36,411 – £48,414 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL33138
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15 June 2023
Closing date: 29 June 2023

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About the role

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Postdoctoral Research Assistant based at the Department of Psychology, School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences (SBBS), Queen Mary University of London. The successful candidate will join the Consciousness and Cognition Lab, working directly for Dr Daniel Bor. The lab investigates the behavioural and neural features of consciousness and cognition during normal wakefulness, as well as different states of consciousness and its transitions, spanning normal and neurological populations, with a special clinical focus on ageing and dementia. The primary focus of the project will be the analysis of large-scale pre-existing brain-scanning datasets.

About You

Applicants should hold a PhD (or be close to completion), in a relevant subject. Successful candidates will have extensive coding experience, with Matlab and Python especially useful. Experience in mathematics, especially information theory, is desirable, as is research experience in neuroscience, especially in a subject relevant to the research project. Experience in analysing M/EEG and/or fMRI datasets would also be desirable.

A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team, and deliver projects within an agreed

timeframe is also essential.

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 7th among the UK multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). All postdoctoral researchers are part of the Queen Mary Doctoral College, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is full-time and is fixed term until 22 June 2024, with the possibility of an extension. The expected start date is 1st August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £36,411 per annum (where an individual does not hold a PhD) or in the range of £39,308 – £48,414 per annum (where an individual holds a PHD), inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Daniel Bor via: [email protected] . Details about SBBS can be found at

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

To apply for the role please click the link.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointment processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

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