Research Fellow in School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Fellow

School/department: School of Life Sciences

Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link - flexible-working

Contract: fixed term for 2 years

Reference: 2009

Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum

Placed on: 5 August 2019

Closing date: 4 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

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 appoint a Research fellow (PostDoc) with demonstrated experience in genetic modification of zebrafish to work on visual processing in the lab of Tom Baden. An overview of research within the lab theme can be found at and


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 and engineering 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


Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the Subject Chair for Neuroscience or the Head of the School of Life Sciences (Professor Sarah Guthrie), before applying.


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


Download job description and person specification Ref 2009 [PDF 57.10KB]


How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.


Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.


Email your completed application, full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to


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 Research Faculty Terms and Conditions [DOC 36.00KB]

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