Research Techncian Ref 4590

School/department:   School of Psychology
Hours: full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until for 36 months
Reference: 4590
Salary: starting at £21,814 rising to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  10 September 2020
Closing date:  17 September 2020   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 1 February 2021

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

A MRC-funded Research Technician position is available in the Koya laboratory at The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex. The lab investigates the neural mechanisms of cue-evoked appetitive behaviours in motivation and reward circuits.

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: e.koya [ at ] 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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4590 [PDF 162.37KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, 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 requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] 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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