Research Technician Ref 4904

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time, 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered.
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years
Reference: 4904
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 04 November 2020
Closing date:  04 December 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: January 2021

Job description

A position is available to provide research and technical support for two zebrafish-vision labs: Tom Baden ( and Leon Lagnado ( The position will be equally shared between the labs. The primary role of this technician will be to support zebrafish molecular biology work, therefore previous experience in this field will be essential. More generally, the post holder will support work investigating the evolutionary and computational basis of sensory processing with a focus on vision in the retina and brain of larval and adult zebrafish. Applicants should have a science degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and a good track record of experimental laboratory research. The position will require excellent organisational and record-keeping skills, a meticulous approach to practical work and the ability to work as part of a team.

The post holder will be expected to work independently, although supervision will be available in the event of a problem. Within reason, working hours can be arranged flexibly under mutual agreement with Tom Baden and Leon Lagnado. There will be an initial probation period of 6 months.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 4904 [PDF 174.88KB]

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

Enquiries should be made to Tom Baden, Leon Lagnado and Takeshi Yoshimatsu (,,, enclosing a CV and brief statement describing suitability for this position.

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 34.50KB]

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