University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 1st in the UK and Europe, 5th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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Applications are invited for a Technician to join the International Centre for Kinase Profiling within the production group of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. This group provides a Kinase Profiling service (

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Proteomics in Phagosome and Macrophage Biology)

Grade 7 (£29,541 - £36,298)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to work with Dr Matthias Trost on a project aimed at studying cell signalling events affecting phagosome maturation. Phagosomes are organelles formed by the uptake of particulate material by specialised phagocytic cells such as macrophages.

Research Assistant

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
An enthusiastic, highly motivated individual is sought to study key enzymes of gram-Negative pathogens to advance fundamental understanding of specificity in ligand binding and inhibition. The position is funded by a European Commission award as part of a consortium involving laboratories in Germany and Sweden. The position is available for one year.

Project Manager

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
The successful applicant will help manage a team of >20 developers associated with the OME project (for more information, see committed to delivering a secure, adaptable framework for data access and analysis. The successful applicant will interact very closely with a distributed development team based in Scotland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, and the USA.

Division Secretary

The University is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional individual to the position of Division Secretary for The Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology within the School of Research at the College of Life Sciences.