Research Fellow in Cellular and Functional Assay Development Ref 6856

School/department:   Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, School of Life Sciences
Hours: part time hours considered up to a maximum of  0.6 FTE  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 March 2022 with the possibility of an extension 
Reference: 6856
Salary: starting at £ 34,304 to £39,739 per annum, pro rata
Placed on:  20 September 2021
Closing date:  4 October 2021    Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date:  October 2021

Job description

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in  Cellular and Functional Assay Development  working on a Welcome Trust ISSF Funded Project. The successful candidate will work in a vibrant research environment and interact with medicinal chemistry and biochemistry colleagues on an exciting area of research. There are opportunities to produce high quality publications and to also work with external partners such as contract research organisations and charities. Experience of working in drug discovery would be an advantage.

Please contact Prof John Spencer 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.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 6856 [PDF 263.23KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

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

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] 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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