Research Assistant in Neuroscience Ref 5279

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours: full or part time hours up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per weekRequests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30th April, 2021
Reference: 5279
Salary: £25,941 to £30,046 per annum
Placed on: 
11 January 2021
Closing date:  26 January 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: February 2021

Job description

You will work on projects that will investigate the neurovascular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration at the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Duties include:

1)  breeding and managing multiple transgenic mice colonies to include genotyping and record keeping

2)  performing cranial window and viral injection surgeries to enable in vivo imaging of neurons and blood vessels

3)  performing immunohistochemical labelling of mouse brain tissue

4)  assisting a team of researchers with running experiments to measure mouse brain activity and oxygenation (using 2 photon microscopy and haemoglobin spectroscopy) and behaviour

5)  process data collected from experiments

6)  assist with the day-to-day management of the laboratory.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated, able to work independently, and committed to working in a fast-paced and competitive research setting. Excellent technical and organisational skills, and the ability to work within a team are essential. Due to the short nature of the contract, candidates should currently hold a home office personal licence.

Please contact Catherine Hall, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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.

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Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

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