Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 3021

School/department: School of Life Sciences 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months 
Reference: 3021
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum (pro rata if applicable) 
Placed on: 21 January 2020
Closing date: 19 February 2020. 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 appoint a postdoctoral research Fellow.  This position is available now in the laboratory of Prof Leon Lagnado in the Neuroscience Centre at Sussex University, to study calcium signalling and ion channel/receptor properties.

We have resources and experience to investigate ion channel properties and calcium signalling using molecular and cell biology, fluorescence imaging, biochemical approaches and patch-clamp electrophysiology.

Applicants must have a completed their studies in a relevant Ph.D/D.Phil. Experience in molecular and cell biological methods and in particular fluorescence microscopy methods is essential. 

Enquiries should be made to Leon Lagnado and Ruth Murrell-Lagnado at (

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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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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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