Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Fri, 12/10/2012 - 15:43

The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London is looking to recruit a junior or senior level faculty member in machine learning or statistics. We especially seek candidates who work in probabilistic or statistical machine learning.

The Gatsby Unit was set up at UCL in 1998 as a research institute devoted to machine learning and theoretical neuroscience. We have core funding for five faculty and for associated postdocs and PhD students. PIs can raise additional funds through grants. We have no undergraduate programme, so only teaching and supervision of graduate-level Gatsby students is required.

Along with the existing machine learning at Gatsby, led by Arthur Gretton and Maneesh Sahani, UCL offers a rich environment across the breadth of the field.

Activities in these areas are anchored by the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning which is directed by Mark Girolami, involving the departments of Computer Science (including David Barber, Gabriel Brostow, Mark Herbster, Massimiliano Pontil, Sebastian Riedel, David Silver and John Shawe-Taylor), Statistics (including Alex Beskos, Sofia Olhede and Ricardo Silva) and the Gatsby Unit itself. The Unit also has close ties with groups in Engineering at Cambridge (Zoubin Ghahramani, Carl Rasmussen, who were both formerly Unit members), Statistics in Oxford (Yee Whye Teh, who has just left) and beyond.

The Unit is currently located in a leafy haven in Queen Square, London. We will move in 2014 to a new building to be shared with the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, a development which is expected to offer many opportunities for interaction.

The Unit offers internationally competitive salaries. These range from a starting point of £41,639 for a lecturer to a top point of £52,706 for a Senior Lecturer/Reader. Professorial posts have a starting point of £59,304 per annum but are negotiable.

In addition a London Allowance of £2,806 per annum is payable and a market supplement is available for exceptional candidates in line with international ranges.

Applications must be made online via the UCL job vacancies website: http:// www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/. Please be sure to attach to your online application a copy of your CV, statement of research interests and accomplishments, a teaching statement, and full contact details (including e-mail addresses) for three academic referees.

For further information, please see www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/vacancies/FacultyJD.pdf

For informal enquiries, please contact Peter Dayan at dayan@gatsby.ucl.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 20 December 2012

Interviews will be held in the New Year