Research Technician Ref 6054

School/department: Life Sciences
Hours: full time of part time up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week . Requests for flexible working options will be considered subject to need for experimental lab access.
Contract: fixed term until 31 August 2024
Reference: 6054
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum
Placed on:  1 June 2021
Closing date:  30 June 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: July 2021
Expected start date: from 1 September 2021, flexible

Job description

A research technician position funded by the BBSRC is available in the laboratory of Miguel Maravall to support the study of neuronal codes and their plasticity in the somatosensory cortex of mice. 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, and characterising those reporters as needed. The post holder will also help train animals in a sensory discrimination task and help develop variants of the task.

Experience with, and an appreciation for, mouse training and husbandry are highly desirable for this post. We are looking for positive candidates, motivated to work within our collaborative lab (

Our lab welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We strive to foster an inclusive environment and we actively work on an ongoing basis to improve equity and fairness both within and outside our institution. We are committed to supporting and mentoring our members throughout their time in the lab and beyond.

The University of Sussex campus is located just outside the lively city of Brighton on the coast of South East England, one hour away from London. It is surrounded by the South Downs National Park. The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged; please contact Prof Miguel Maravall (

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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6054 [PDF 168.10KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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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