Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Systems Neuroscience

University of Sussex - School of Engineering and Informatics, Department of Informatics and the School of Life Sciences

A post-doctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the groups of Dr Christopher L Buckley (School of Engineering and Informatics) and Prof. Leon Lagnado (School of Life Sciences)  on a project titled “Distributed neural processing of self-generated visual input in a vertebrate brain”. We will characterise the neural circuits involved in the interactions between the sensory and motor systems using state-of-the-art light-sheet microscopy to image neural activity across the brain of zebrafish behaving in a virtual reality environment (Nature. 2013;493: 466–468). Sussex Neuroscience ( is one of the foremost centres for Neuroscience research in the UK and has particular strengths in in vivo imaging and systems neuroscience. The University is 10 mins from the diverse and culturally rich town of Brighton.

Applicants must have a Ph.D and research experience in neuroscience (or closely related discipline). A quantitative approach is essential and experience with programming is a distinct advantage. More information about the project is available at Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Chris Buckley ( or Leon Lagnado (

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity.

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