Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 0082

School:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 18 months
Reference:  0082
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum
Placed on: 28 August 2018
Closing date: 18 September 2018.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date:  ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We wish to recruit a highly-motivated research fellow in neuroscience, to join the successful and productive laboratory of Prof. Sarah Guthrie. The project investigates the mechanisms of axon guidance that underlie the normal and abnormal development of the ocular motor system.

In particular, the fellow will use in vitro and in vivo approaches to address the role of the signalling protein alpha2-chimaerin in the causation of an eye movement disorder.

An overview of research in Neuroscience at Sussex can be found at

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.

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 the Professor Sarah Guthrie Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Head of the School of Life Sciences before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 0082 [PDF 128.84KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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