Research Assistant Ref 6855

School/department:   Life Sciences School - Chemistry
Hours: part time hours considered up to a maximum of 18.25 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 11 months
Reference: 6855
Salary: Grade 5 starting at £26,627 to £30,497 pro rata
Placed on:  21 September 2021
Closing date:  13 October 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: October 2021

Job description

Our multidisciplinary research group focuses on the use of experimental and computational approaches to design new bioactive peptides as novel therapeutic leads for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our trans-disciplinary research, performed in collaboration with neuroscientists, is at the frontiers of biology, chemistry and computational science and aims to tackle the shortcomings of the extant peptide-based therapeutics, thereby bringing this technology closer to robust in vivo implementation, and, therefore, closer to clinical trials.

The current project aims to synthesize analogues of bioactive peptides in an efficient and sustainable manner. These peptides will be subjected to biological assays to fully explore and establish their structure–activity relationships.

This Research Assistant position will enable the successful candidate to acquire a broad range of skills in general synthetic chemistry as well as in computational modelling and the design of peptides and their evaluation via bioassays.

Please contact 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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6855 [PDF 199.27KB]

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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