Research Technician Ref 8581

School/department: Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time, 36.5 hours per week
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 12 months
Reference: 8581
Salary: starting at £17,901 to £19,902 per annum, with real living wage adjustment
Placed on:  3 May 2022
Closing date:  30 May 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible  

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.
A short-term Research Technician position is available in the laboratory of Tom Baden ( to assist in study of information processing in the visual system of zebrafish.

The project will focus on re-examining existing spectral and physiological data using new approaches in computer vision and machine learning. 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 (

An overview of research within the school can be found at School of Life Sciences

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.
The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV.

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

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

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

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 8581 [PDF 248.93KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, CV, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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