Research Technician Ref 2222

School/department: School of Life Sciences 
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered.
Contract: fixed term until 30 April 2020
Reference: 2222  
Salary: starting at £30,046 and rising to £33,797 per annum
Placed on: 6 September 2019
Closing date: 19 September 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC 
Expected start date: 1 November 2019.

Job description

We wish to appoint a technician/manager to provide research support for a programme of work on sensory function with Prof Miguel Maravall. We investigate how sensory signals are processed and recognised, by training mice to discriminate a particular tactile sequence and monitoring neuronal activity while a mouse performs this task.

The post holder will provide crucial technical support for this research by managing mouse reporter lines for use in experiments and by ensuring that appropriate reporters of neuronal activity are expressed. The post holder will also help to train animals in the sensory discrimination task. The post will be based in the Neuroscience Centre (CRPC) at the University of Sussex.

Research interests in the Maravall lab can be found at The overall research activities of the Neuroscience subject group are aimed at understanding the structure, function and development of the nervous system, and the causes of various neurological disorders. An overview of research within the Neuroscience theme can be found at  

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 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 School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Prof Miguel Maravall before applying (

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