Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 8939

School/department: Neuroscience
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 24 months
Reference: 8939
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 10 June 2022
Closing date: 30 June 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC.
Expected start date: 01 September 2022


Job description

Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Tom Baden (www.badenlab.org) to work on adult zebrafish outer retinal representation of spatio-chromatic information in relation to natural scenes. Fluorescent reporters of synaptic transmission and neural activity will be used in conjunction with advanced imaging (2-photon imaging) to investigate how adult zebrafish retina processes images from natural visual world.

Applicants must have a PhD and research experience in experimental neuroscience. Experience in visual neuroscience or the analysis of neural circuits would be a distinct advantage, as would skills in multiphoton imaging, molecular biology and generation of transgenic zebrafish lines.

We are a very active research group located in the Neuroscience Centre, which also houses a number of other groups using imaging to study neural circuits involved in sensory processing (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexneuroscience/).

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming 8th in the REF 2014.

More about the laboratory and our previous work can be found at https://badenlab.org.  Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Tom Baden (t.baden@sussex.ac.uk).

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8939 [PDF 170.07KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs 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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