Research Fellow in Sensory Neuroscience x 2 Ref 2473

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexibleworking options will be considered subject to business need).  
Contract: fixed term until at least 31 August 2021
Reference:  2473
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £38,017 per annum
Placed on: 07 October 2019
Closing date:  15 November 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 01 December 2019
Expected start date: 02 January 2020

Job description

Two post-doctoral positions funded by the Wellcome Trust are available in the laboratory of Leon Lagnado to study information processing in the visual system of zebrafish. Fluorescent reporters of neural activity will be used in conjunction with advanced imaging methods to investigate how the retinal output is generated and the subsequent processing of this output in visual centres of the brain.  A number of projects are available but one aim will be to investigate how neuromodulators act on visual circuits to reconfigure signal flow. 

We are a very active research group ( embedded in a strong research culture in which a number of other groups use imaging and electrophysiology to study neural circuits involved in sensory processing ( We are located in the vibrant city of Brighton and London is 1 hour away. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D and research experience in experimental neuroscience. One post would suit a person with a background in the analysis of neural circuits.  The second post would suit a person with skills in molecular biology. Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Leon Lagnado ( 

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds 

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, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers. 

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