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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Applications are invited from individuals interested in joining a small team caring for animals. A responsible and caring attitude to animal welfare will therefore be essential. You will have experience in all aspects of husbandry including the breeding and maintenance of transgenic rodents. You will have the ability to work as part of a team but also to assist the facility manager in the day-to-day running of the unit and to act as their deputy in their absence.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
We are looking for you, a skilled, goal-oriented post-doc to study the mechanisms of cell growth using high throughput approaches (Björklund et al, Nature 2006; Varjosalo et al, Cell 2008) in the laboratory of Dr. Mikael Björklund at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.


An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a full-time Laboratory Technician for a period three years. The successful candidate will assist the Laboratory Manager in provision of daily support service requirements for research staff working in a life science environment. Duties will include procurement of consumables, assisting in coordinating the maintenance and repair of equipment, expenditure monitoring, adherence to health and safety policy and procedures, and general housekeeping.

OME Technical Writer

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.