Research Assistant/Associate in Insect visual Behaviour - A211469R
 

Salary - £27, 831 to £29,515 per annum (Research Assistant)
             £30,395 - £34,188 per annum (Research Associate)

Closing date:  13 July 2019

You will join a BBSRC funded project investigating attention in insects and the effect of pesticides on pollinator cognition. You will have significant responsibility in the running of the project including designing and implementing experiments as well as the evaluation, publication and presentation of results. You will also liaise with lab members and collaborators and supervise students as necessary. Opportunities for further skill training are also available.

You will be an outstanding scientist with a PhD (or near completion) in an area of science. Experience researching insect vision and/or the effects of pesticides on pollinators is desirable as is experience researching visual neuroscience, especially attention.

You will have excellent all-round technical skills and demonstrate independence and initiative. The ability to work as part of a team and good written and oral communication skills are essential. Expertise in computer programming, statistical modelling and video data analysis would be beneficial.

This post is fixed term for 5 Years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Vivek Nityananda at vivek.nityananda@ncl.ac.uk.

For further information, please click on the following weblinks:
www.viveknityananda.com/research
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbe/

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 
Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Faculty/Services
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Unit
Institute of Neuroscience
Sub Unit
Institute of Neuroscience
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary - £27, 831 to £29,515 per annum (Research Assistant)
             £30,395 - £34,188 per annum (Research Associate)

Closing date:  13 July 2019

You will join a BBSRC funded project investigating attention in insects and the effect of pesticides on pollinator cognition. You will have significant responsibility in the running of the project including designing and implementing experiments as well as the evaluation, publication and presentation of results. You will also liaise with lab members and collaborators and supervise students as necessary. Opportunities for further skill training are also available.

You will be an outstanding scientist with a PhD (or near completion) in an area of science. Experience researching insect vision and/or the effects of pesticides on pollinators is desirable as is experience researching visual neuroscience, especially attention.

You will have excellent all-round technical skills and demonstrate independence and initiative. The ability to work as part of a team and good written and oral communication skills are essential. Expertise in computer programming, statistical modelling and video data analysis would be beneficial.

This post is fixed term for 5 Years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Vivek Nityananda at vivek.nityananda@ncl.ac.uk.

For further information, please click on the following weblinks:
www.viveknityananda.com/research
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbe/

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

Click here for details of the full job description

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 
Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.