Research Fellow in Neuroscience
University of Sussex
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Neuroscience

 

The Schröder Lab at the University of Sussex, UK, offers a position for a Postdoctoral researcher funded by the Wellcome Trust for the duration of 12 months.

 

The successful candidate will study information processing in the early visual system of mice using electrophysiology (Neuropixels probes), opto- and chemogenetic manipulations.

The lab’s goal is to determine how behavioural and internal states like arousal are integrated with visual responses in the retina and superior colliculus. We want to discover the purpose of this integration in terms of visual processing and the animal’s behavioural demands, as well as the mechanisms underlying this integration.

 

We expect that the researcher takes ownership of the project and drives it forward. The successful candidate has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, has experience in experimental visual neuroscience and core skills in quantitative data analysis and programming in Python.

 

The researcher has the opportunity:

 

  • to make use of the lab’s own Neuropixels recording setup;
  • to benefit from the PI’s active support in research and her mentoring in career development;
  • to shape the research culture of the lab based on the values of scientific excellence, team work, and diversity

The position is funded through a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.

 

The integration of the lab within Sussex Neuroscience gives the researcher the opportunity to collaborate and benefit from the expertise of other labs in fields like the visual and other sensory systems, mouse behaviour, techniques of two-photon imaging and electrophysiology, and computational neuroscience.

 

The Schröder lab is located just outside the vibrant city of Brighton at the coast of South East England, one hour away from London.

 

Please contact Dr Sylvia Schröder (s.schroeder@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

 

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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. 

 

Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

 

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

 

Visa Sponsorship Queries: 

 

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult ourSkilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Benefits

The benefits that you will receive from day one: Generous pension scheme 31.4% total Pension Scheme Life insurance of up to 3 times your annual salary for any pension-enrolled employees. Purchase additional Annual Leave through our Scheme for a great home and work life balance Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region. Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan. Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

Location

Brighton, United Kingdom

Hours

full time considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE /37.5 hours Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Salary

Research fellow I, Starting at £37,099 to £44,264 per annum, pro rata if part time

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract

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