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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[LS0011] Programme Leader

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

We invite applications for the above position from scientists with outstanding potential who wish to pursue an ambitious and exciting research programme aimed at furthering our understanding of the role of protein ubiquitylation in cell regulation and human disease.

Principal Investigator positions in Biological Chemistry & Drug Discovery

Applications are sought for Principal Investigators in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, with strong research interests in biochemistry, molecular biology and/ or structural biology applied to infectious or orphan diseases; or computational chemistry applied to drug discovery. The successful applicant is expected to develop collaborations within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery and more widely within the College of Life Sciences and University of Dundee.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Characterisation of Cellular Signalling Pathways by Mass Spectrometry

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to work with Dr Matthias Trost to study signalling pathways by targeted quantitative mass spectrometry. Cellular signalling pathways are deregulated in a large number of human diseases. For this reason, protein kinases have become the pharmaceutical industry’s most important class of drug target.