Research Assistant (Insect Psychophysics & 3D Vision) - A52328R

Newcastle University - Institute of Neuroscience

Working with Dr Vivek Nityananda and Prof Jenny Read, the Institute of Neuroscience seeks to appoint a research assistant to support a research programme in mantis 3D vision.

The work involves running experiments with praying mantises, positioning them in front of a computer screen and then recording their behavioural responses. Assisting with data analysis and writing up would also be valuable.

You will have a science undergraduate degree and be excited about contributing to research.

You will be a reliable worker with good teamworking and communication skills and a flexible approach. You will be comfortable handling insects large and small and observing all relevant safety procedures. 

This is a full-time position available for 2 years, due to start 1st December 2016.

Further information on the research is available here 

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Vivek Nityananda,

Faculty of Medical Sciences

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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