Research Technician Ref 10456

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours: full time, part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE /36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until for 36 months
Reference: 10456
Salary: starting at £24,144 rising to £27,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 March 2023.
Closing date: 01 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 01 August 2023

Job description

A BBSRC-funded Research Fellow position is available at The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex. This is a collaborative project between the Koya and Singer Labs. We will investigate the neuronal mechanisms of the emergence and suppression of the spontaneous recovery of cue-evoked food seeking.

We are looking for a person who will provide dedicated research technical support to our team. The qualified candidate will conduct activities such as:

• performing behavioural experiments related to appetitive learning in mice

• surgical procedures

• transgenic mice colony management

• the development and optimisation of behavioural neuroscience research tools

Qualified candidates should ideally have an honours degree in neuroscience (or related life sciences discipline). Excellent communication and organisational skills, ability to work collaboratively, while complying with both University and Legislative requirements are essential. Previous experience in performing the above-mentioned activities would be advantageous.

For further information and informal enquiries (not applications), please contact Dr. Eisuke Koya (email: Candidates are encouraged to send their CV’s (with the names of at least two references). 

The laboratory is part of a vibrant multi-disciplinary ‘Sussex Neuroscience’ research community on campus, consisting of systems, behavioural, molecular, and computational neuroscientists. The University of Sussex campus is located just 10 minutes away from the famous seaside city of Brighton.

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

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 10456 [PDF 190.10KB]

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

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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, 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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