Research Fellow in Pharmacology Ref 10206

School/department: Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full or part time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE, core hours 10am-4pm. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term 12 months 
Reference: 10206
Salary: Starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 22nd November 2022.
Closing date:  12 December 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: January 2023

Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has received substantial recent University investment and is embarking on an exciting and extensive, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) wishes to recruit a talented pharmacology or cell biology research fellow for a commercially funded project co-led by Prof Roger Corder (Visiting Professor, University of Sussex) and Prof John Spencer, director of SDDC. The position is fixed term and offers a leading role within a multi-disciplinary team of drug discovery scientists. The post will involve studies of the mechanism action of polyphenols on endothelial cells using in-house isolated, purified and modified molecules of interest, target identification studies, preparation of samples for proteomics studies, confocal microscope investigations of labelled analogues and siRNA studies.

This is a unique opportunity to join a research group working in a multidisciplinary environment on an exciting and emerging area of natural product-inspired research. An overview of research within SDDC can be found at

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

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome. The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Prof John Spencer before applying.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 10206) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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