Research Fellow in Neuroscience

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences

Contract: Fixed term for 18 months.

Expected interview date: To be confirmed.

Expected start date: ASAP.

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.

We wish to recruit a highly-motivated research fellow in neuroscience, to join the successful and productive laboratory of Prof. Sarah Guthrie. The project investigates the mechanisms of axon guidance that underlie the normal and abnormal development of the ocular motor system.

In particular, the fellow will use in vitro and in vivo approaches to address the role of the signalling protein alpha2-chimaerin in the causation of an eye movement disorder.

An overview of research in Neuroscience at Sussex can be found at

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. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the Professor Sarah Guthrie, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Head of the School of Life Sciences before applying.

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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