Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 8568

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 24 months
Reference: 8568  
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 03 May 2022
Closing date: 18 May 2022  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: As soon as possible
Expected start date: 01 June 2022

Job description

Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Tom Baden ( to work on retinal basis of avian colour vision. The project will investigate the retinal neural circuits involved in chromatic and achromatic processing in the chicken retina and focus on examining spectral data using multielectrode array (MEA) recordings. Demonstrated previous research experience in visual neuroscience and advanced MEA neuronal data analysis will therefore be essential.
Experience in Python and other programming languages will also be a distinct advantage.

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 (
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
Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Tom Baden (

Please include a full CV and covering letter with your application.

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

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

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