Research Fellow Ref 6822 x2 Roles

School/department: Psychology 
Hours: Full or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working or part time working will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 2.5 years in the first instance but potentially extendable
Reference: 6822
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum  pro rata if part time
Placed on:  20 September 2022
Closing date: 10 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

Applications are invited for a Research fellow to conduct research on high level colour representation in the brain and the brain basis of colour experience. The successful candidate will be part of the ERC-funded COLOURCODE team based in Jenny Bosten’s Sussex Vision Lab at the University of Sussex. The work uses fMRI and/or EEG as well as psychophysical methods: Part will consist of analysis of the 7T fMRI Natural Scenes dataset ( as part of an existing collaboration with Kendrick Kay, and part involves gathering and analysing new EEG data using steady-state visually evoked potentials. Candidates with experience using RSA and/or encoding models are particularly encouraged to apply.

There is a vibrant research community in colour perception and visual neuroscience at the University of Sussex, including Anna Franklin, Anil Seth, Jamie Ward, Tom Baden and Daniel Osorio.  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 contact Jenny Bosten ( for informal enquiries.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 6822 [PDF 253.87KB]

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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.

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