Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Visual Neuroscience of Zebrafish

School/department: School of Life Sciences (Neuroscience Centre)       
Hours: Full time
Contract: fixed term for at least 2 years
Reference: 2574
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 02 October 2017
Closing date: 13 November 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

A post-doctoral position funded by the Wellcome Trust is available in the laboratory of Leon Lagnado to study the synaptic basis of information processing in the visual system of zebrafish. Fluorescent reporters of synaptic transmission and neural activity will be used to investigate the output that the retina provides to higher visual centers .

We are a very active research group housed in newly refurbished labs in the Neuroscience Centre, which also houses a number of other groups using imaging and electrophysiology to study neural circuits involved in sensory processing.

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming 8th in the REF 2014.

Applicants must have a Ph.D and research experience in experimental neuroscience. Experience in visual neuroscience or the analysis of neural circuits would be a distinct advantage, as would skills in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging in vivo, image analysis and computer programming.

More about the laboratory and our previous work. Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Leon Lagnado (

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents.

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How to apply

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