Research Fellow in Life Science

University of Sussex School of Life Sciences

United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Life Science

School:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE
Contract: fixed term for three months
Reference:  4244
Placed on: 27 July 2020
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date:  27 August 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected Interview date: 7 September 2020
Expected start date: 1 October 2020

Job description 

Short-term Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Tom Baden ( to work on information processing in the visual system of larval zebrafish. Spatio-chromatic stimulating devices will be developed  and used in both behavioural trials and two-photon imaging. The aim will be to investigate the retinal and tectal neural circuits involved in established set of chromatic-dependent behaviours. Advanced 2-photon neuronal data analysis and machine learning algorithms will be used and demonstrated previous experience in these fields will be essential.

Applicants must have research experience in visual neuroscience and analysis of neural circuits. Experience in hardware development, Python, microPython and C++ programming will also be a distinct advantage. More about the laboratory and our previous work can be found at  Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Tom Baden (

We are a very active research group located in the Neuroscience Centre, which also houses a number of other groups using imaging and electrophysiology to study neural circuits involved in sensory processing ( The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming 8th in the REF 2014.

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.

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How to apply

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