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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Anatomy Technician/Prosector

The Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) in the College of Life Sciences wishes to appoint an anatomy technician/prosector to support the provision of teaching material for the undergraduate medical curriculum. The post is available for a fixed term of 2 years and will be located on the main University campus.

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.