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Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions) in RNA Neurobiology at the Alonso Lab

Posted by , on 21 December 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions)

RNA Control of Neural Development and Behaviour

Alonso Lab, University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex supervised by Professor Claudio Alonso ( within the broad field of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. The aim of the project is to investigate the genetic factors underlying the control of movement with a focus on the roles played by small RNAs in the process. The work will combine state-of-the-art molecular, biochemical, genetic, imaging and behavioural approaches to determine the roles of RNA regulation on neural development and behaviour in Drosophila. The work builds on a recent discovery made in the Alonso Lab that microRNAs can affect behaviour and complex movements in Drosophila (Picao-Osorio et al. 2015 Science 350:815-20).

The posts are funded by the Wellcome Trust and will contribute to an ambitious research programme funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award made to Prof. Claudio Alonso. The project will be fostered by the scientific excellence of Sussex Neuroscience ranked within the Top-10 UK academic units within Neuroscience and Biological Sciences in the REF2014 (

One of the Postdocs will be an RNA Biologist ( and the other a Neurobiologist ( Successful candidates will be outstanding, committed and highly motivated postdocs seeking to develop an original an independent project within the broad area of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. Applicants should have PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience or other relevant disciplines.

The University of Sussex is located 10-min away from the lively and cosmopolitan seaside city of Brighton on the UK South Coast, 60-min away from central London, 30-min away from London Gatwick Airport and with full access to the beautiful country side of the Sussex South Downs.

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2017

For informal enquiries please contact Claudio Alonso at

European and other Non-UK Candidates are welcome to apply

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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