Postdoc position in computational modelling of C. elegans for OpenWorm project at University College London

Applications are open now for a 3 year postdoctoral position (Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow) at University College London in the lab of Padraig Gleeson ( The successful applicant will contribute to the goals of the OpenWorm project, to create a cell by cell model of the nematode C. elegans incorporating its full neuronal network and a 3D body/environment simulation (

The role will involve contributing to existing and creating new software packages which facilitate the goals of the OpenWorm project. It will also involve carrying out research into the physiology, anatomy and behaviour of C. elegans, to ensure the simulations are biologically realistic. Code will be open source from the start and active interaction with the community of researchers in this area will be required.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, and experience in developing open source tools for investigating (neuro)biological function, a publication record demonstrating the use of such tools in original scientific research, and an active interest in making their research accessible to the wider community.

For appointment to Grade 8 (Senior Research Fellow), the candidate will have substantial postdoctoral experience, a strong publication track record in this area, evidence of the ability to sustain independent research, and an established reputation in their field as a proponent of open science.

UCL is Europe’s research powerhouse in neuroscience, with more than twice as many publications and citations as any other European institution, based right in the heart of London. It is one of the best international environments to carry out neuroscience research.

Please contact for more details or questions related to the role. The position is funded for 3 years as part of an EPSRC Open Fellowship grant. The closing date for applications is 19th June 2024. Apply here, including a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for the role.