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 2017 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK, 8th in Europe and 39th 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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Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Applications are invited for a full-time Technical position based within the SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) directed by Sir Philip Cohen. The successful applicant will join the Protein Production and Assay Development Team and the work involves expression, purification, quality control and assay development of proteins.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications


The successful applicant will work as part of a team seeking to tackle some of the world’s most neglected diseases. The role will include analytical method development and ensuring high quality sample analysis for in vitro and in vivo DMPK studies, measurement of physicochemical properties and maintenance and day-to-day running of the bioanalytical laboratory to high standards.