University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges. 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 2021 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 5th in the UK and Europe, 11th in the World and the 2020 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee joint 1st in the UK and Europe and joint 16th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 ranked 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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Senior Research Technician in Drug Discovery

We are seeking a senior research technician for a project aimed at the development of small molecule therapeutics for human skin disease. Applicants should have a degree in a biological subject, preferably pharmacology. Applicants should have experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, immunoassays, high-throughput screening and should be somewhat experienced in statistical analysis. Previous laboratory experience in the development and routine application of medium- or high-throughput assays, particularly in an industrial context, would be a distinct advantage.

Wash Up and Media Services Manager

Due to the retirement of the existing post holder, a vacancy has arisen in the College of Life Sciences Wash up and Microbiological Media facility located in the School of Research. The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of a team of technical staff that are required to deliver a high quality service involving cleaning of laboratory glassware, biological waste disposal, preparation of microbiological media and bulk solutions.

Senior Demonstrator

The School of Learning and Teaching within the College of Life Sciences wishes to appoint to a Senior Demonstrator post to support the development and delivery of a new curriculum to Life Science students beginning their studies in 2011/12.

Senior Infrastructure Specialist

Grade 8 (£37,382 - £44,607)

Life Sciences Computing

This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to work with a team to design, implement and maintain an integrated, scalable High Performance Computing and private cloud infrastructure that will underpin informatics research at the leading edge of both Life Sciences and Medical research.

Part-Time Research Technician (40% FTE)

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
An enthusiastic, highly motivated individual is sought to study the signalling pathways regulating cell fate choice in stem cells of the early (chick and mouse) embryo. The successful applicant will provide technical assistance to researchers in Dr Dale’s Group with the option of having their own project in addition. Full training will be given in specialized techniques.

The position is funded by the MRC and is available for three years.

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.