University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. The 2016 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK and 40th in the world as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. 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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Postdoctoral Research Assistants (Chromosome Segregation and Cell Cycle)

Two post-doctoral positions are available in Professor Tomo Tanaka’s lab for up to 3 years to study chromosome segregation and cell cycle using budding yeast as a model organism, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project will exploit our expertise in advanced high-resolution fluorescence microscopy and in biochemical analysis using mass-spectrometry.


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.

Drug Discovery Unit

The Dundee Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) was founded in 2006 with the aim of translating basic science into lead compounds to validate putative drug targets, to use as tools to investigate disease pathways and, when appropriate, advance to pre-clinical drug candidates.