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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    21 Mar 2019
    Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee announced today that it...
  • Professor John Peters
    19 Mar 2019
    Professor John Peters was presented with a FaME Award for session 2018-2019 at the annual awards ceremony from the Faculty of Medical Educators (FaME), in...
  • Professor Dame Janet Thornton
    19 Mar 2019
    Last week, the School’s Annual Research Symposium was held at Crieff Hydro. The programme of talks and poster presentations covered the diverse research taking...
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    11 Mar 2019
    The University has launched an exciting new initiative called Academics Abroad which is a project designed to raise the profile of the University in key...

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In vitro DMPK Technician

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
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 planning, coordinating, executing and reporting of in vitro pharmacokinetic studies. The post is available from 1st November and is available for up to 12 months.

Tissue Culture Technician

Applications are invited for a full-time Technician within our Tissue Culture facilities. The post is available immediately and is funded for up to 3 years.  

Duties will include growing and routine testing of cells, ordering of consumables, helping to maintain cleanliness and generally ensuring the smooth running of the facilities. Candidates should be qualified to ONC level or equivalent. Knowledge of tissue culture procedures and aseptic techniques would be an advantage.

OME System Administrator

The Open Microscopy Environment Consortium (OME) is a growing team dedicated to building open source tools for managing, analyzing and understanding large, multi-dimensional datasets generated in life sciences research and biomedicine. We have lots of great functionality and are entering an exciting phase of development and integration.

Finance Assistant

The College of Life Sciences is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the position of Finance Assistant in the College Finance Office.

The postholder will report to the College Accountant and assist them with all aspects of their work including preparation of monthly management accounts and annual budgets.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position funded by the BBSRC, and supported by an industrial partner, Syngenta. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral scientist to investigate the regulation of Phytophthora gene expression. This project will be carried out in collaboration with the laboratories of Prof.