Research Technician Position in Behavioural Neuroscience



Full time, Fixed term for 15 months

Salary range: starting at £20,400 and rising to £23,619 per annum

You will work on a Medical Research Council(MRC) Discovery Award funded project aimed at assessing how pyramidal cell and interneuron neuronal ensembles in the prefrontal cortex are recruited during appetitive conditioning. Your role is to support the post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory by conducting behavioural experiments using transgenic mice that express GFP in behaviourally-activated neurons. Thus, applicants with experience in behavioural testing using rodent models would be at an advantage. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing transgenic mice colonies (e.g. genotyping, recordkeeping) and performing surgeries. You should be motivated, work independently, and committed to work in a fast-paced and competitive research setting. Excellent technical and organisational skills, and the ability to work with other members of the laboratory are essential.

The laboratory (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/psychology/koyaensemblelab/) is based in newly refurbished labs within the Neuroscience Center, which forms part of a vibrant neuroscience research community on campus (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexneuroscience/). The University of Sussex campus is located just 10 minutes away from the famous seaside resort city of Brighton.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Eisuke Koya (email: [email protected]).

Please note that this post would not entitle the successful applicant to apply for a Tier 2 UK Visa, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex is unable to employ anyone who is unable to provide proof of permission to work in the UK. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website www.gov.uk

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Closing date for applications: 5 August 2016

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs

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