Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 6071

School/department:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time up to maximum of 1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30 Sept 2024
Reference: 6071
Salary: starting at £34,304 and rising to £40,922 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  13 September 2021
Closing date:  29 September 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: from 1 Oct 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

A full-time postdoctoral position funded by the RNID is available in the laboratories of Prof Corné Kros and Prof Guy Richardson FRS, in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex.

 The aims of the Project Grant on which you will be working are to study:

  • the properties of volume-regulated anion channels (VRACs) in cochlear hair cells,
  • the contributions of VRACs in hair cells to ototoxicity caused by aminoglycoside antibiotics and the chemotherapy drug cisplatin.  

Candidates should have a recent PhD degree in neuroscience, biophysics or a related field and have electrophysiology experience, including patch-clamp recording. Some experience with cell and tissue culture will be advantageous.

Please contact Professor Corné Kros,, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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.

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

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How to apply

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