Research Technician Ref 10891

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Part time considered up to a maximum of 0.2 FTE / (1 day a group 7.5 hs)
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for 3 years  
Reference: 10891
Salary: starting at £24,144 to £27,396 per annum pro rata if part time
Placed on: 21 February 2023
Closing date: 04 April 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 20 & 21 April 2023.
Expected start date: May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Job description

Project: Hox genes and the diversification of neural networks

The Berni lab is recruiting a Research Technician to support research projects that investigate the diversification of neuronal networks. The laboratory is situated at the University of Sussex, close to the vibrant city of Brighton, and offers state-of-the-art facilities and a highly welcoming and collaborative community.

We are a laboratory working with Drosophila melanogaster and the post-holder will be in charge of maintaining the fly stock collection. They will also support other research activities, preparing cover slides for immunostainings, buffers, aliquoting of antibodies, acquiring microscope images or analysis data amongst other things.

The ideal candidate will already have hands on experience working with flies. Experience in cell biology will be an advantage. They will be well motivated, reliable, be able to work independently and responsibly, whilst integrated into an interactive and supportive research group.

Please contact Dr Jimena Berni ( for informal enquiries.

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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.

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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

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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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