University of Dundee

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery

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BCDD

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.

Medicinal Chemists

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
These medicinal chemistry posts will be primarily laboratory-based and will focus on hit validation and hits to lead chemistry. The appointees will be involved in the design and synthesis of lead compounds demonstrating appropriate pharmaceutical properties and efficacy in models of disease.

Part-Time Research Technician in Biosensor Analysis (Maternity Cover)

Applications are invited for a research technician to work with Dr Iva Navratilova in the Biosensor Laboratory of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery. The post holder will provide technical assistance to Dr Navratilova to prepare biosensor experiments on Biacore instruments for a wide variety of projects, including fragment screening campaigns and membrane protein analysis. The tasks will cover buffer preparation, sample preparation, compound plating and generally laboratory management.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
Enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals are sought to study key enzymes of microbial pathogens to advance fundamental understanding of the biosynthesis and inhibition of glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor assembly in trypanosomatid parasites. The position is funded by a Wellcome Trust programme grant to Bill Hunter and to be held in a world-class interdisciplinary centre. The position is available for two years.

Research Assistant

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
An enthusiastic, highly motivated individual is sought to study key enzymes of gram-Negative pathogens to advance fundamental understanding of specificity in ligand binding and inhibition. The position is funded by a European Commission award as part of a consortium involving laboratories in Germany and Sweden. The position is available for one year.

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