Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College London, UK

Research Associate in Mechanobiology at King's College London

Postdoctoral Research Associate: We are seeking an ambitious and motivated computational research scientist to join our new Wellcome-funded Imaging Machine learning And Genetics in Neurodevelopment (IMAGINE) lab. This position is within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering at King’s College London.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Biomedical Engineering with a focus on neuro-genomics, imaging, and AI.

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London


  • PhD qualified in a relevant subject area (or pending results)
  • Ability to work well as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team and to share and encourage good practice
  • Expertise working with large bioinformatic datasets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer programming abilities evidenced by available code
  • Experience presenting scientific research in the form of papers, posters, or oral presentations

Desirable Criteria:

  • Expertise in Python programming for Machine and Deep Learning, e.g., sklearn, pytorch, tensorflow
  • Previous experience creating open code
  • Previous experience sharing open data resources

Job Description:

  • Integrate multi-scale neuro-genomic and imaging datasets across brain regions, cell types, and developmental stages
  • Develop machine learning / AI tools to predict and characterize how genomic signatures contribute to disease risk in epilepsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Link neurodevelopmental genetic characteristics with in vivo MRI and clinical phenotypes
  • Pre-process and curate large neurogenomic datasets
  • Develop an open-source platform for genomic data visualization
  • Train deep learning models
  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team of engineers, data scientists, and clinicians

How to Apply: We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV and a supporting statement detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist. Please include your evidence against these criteria where possible.

Last Date for Apply: 23 July 2024

Contact Details: Dr Konrad Wagstyl,

Additional Information:

  • Job id: 091846
  • Salary: £43,205 – £49,263 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Category: Research
  • This role meets the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.

To download the full Job Description and learn more about the recruitment process, please click “Apply Now” on the King’s College London job search page.



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