Research Fellow in Neuropharmacology and Molecular Biology working on memory consolidation Ref 0611

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hoursfull 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 from 22 February 2019 to 30 September 2020 
Reference: 0611
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 14 January 2019 
Closing date:  13 February 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

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.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellow with experience in neuropharmacology and molecular techniques to work on an interdisciplinary project investigating the cellular, molecular and pharmacological basis of memory consolidation in an invertebrate model system. The post will involve performing behavioural pharmacology experiments combined with quantitative analysis of changes in the molecular processes underlying different phases of memory formation. Experience in routine molecular techniques (RT-qPCR, western-blotting) and histology would be required and familiarity with analysis of complex data sets and experience with confocal microscopy will be useful. The project will focus on the role of memory lapses that occur at the transitions between different phases of memory. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that includes another post-doctoral fellow, a technician, PhD and project students at the Sussex Neuroscience Centre a recently established institution for brain research at the University of Sussex.

For further information please email Dr Ildiko Kemenes (

For background, see also our publication: Susceptibility of memory consolidation during lapses in recall.

Link to the lab website:

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.

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