Research Technician in Neuroscience Ref 2844

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term until 31 December 2021
Salary: Starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum
Placed on: 3 December 2019
Closing date: 8 January 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date

Job description

You will work on projects that will investigate the neurovascular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration at the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Duties include:

  1. breeding and managing multiple transgenic mice colonies to include genotyping and record keeping
  2. performing cranial window and viral injection surgeries to enable in vivo imaging of neurons and blood vessels
  3. performing immunohistochemical labelling of mouse brain tissue
  4. assisting a team of researchers with running experiments to measure mouse brain activity and oxygenation (using 2 photon microscopy and haemoglobin spectroscopy) and behaviour
  5. assist with the day-to-day management of the laboratory.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated, able to work independently, and committed to working in a fast-paced and competitive research setting. Excellent technical and organisational skills, and the ability to work within a team are essential.

The Hall ( laboratory is located in newly refurbished facilities within the Sussex Neuroscience Centre, which forms part of a vibrant neuroscience research community on campus

( The University of Sussex campus is located just 10 minutes away from the famous seaside resort city of Brighton.

Candidates should have a first or upper-second class honours BSc degree in Neuroscience or a closely related discipline. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Catherine Hall ( Candidates are encouraged to send their CVs (with the names of at least two references and academic transcripts).

Please note that this post would not entitle the successful applicant to apply for a Tier 2 UK Visa, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex is unable to employ anyone who is unable to provide proof of permission to work in the UK. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

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How to apply

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