Research Fellow Ref 6783

School/department:  School of Engineering and Informatics/Department of Informatics
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).
The position involves a substantial amount of lab work which cannot be performed remotely. Part time arrangements can only be considered where the arrangement does not extend the position beyond the duration of the project. International travel may be required.
Contract: fixed term until 30 November 2022
Reference: 6783
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  13 September 2021
Closing date: 20 September 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 October 2021

Job description

We are looking for a research fellow to perform behavioural experiments on Drosophila melanogaster within the Leverhulme funded per-odour coding project. You will fill the post of Dr Mario Pannunzi who has resigned from the project to transition into a career in industry, and hence join the project mid-way.

We are looking for an ambitious independently working researcher with experience behavioral experiments with insects and with olfaction. Interest in and experience with computational modelling would be a plus but is not required.

Please contact Prof Thomas Nowotny, 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.

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 6783 [PDF 221.25KB]

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

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