University of Dundee

Technician (Category 3 Facility Support)

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Grade 5 (£21,220 - £24,565)

The opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Category 3 Laboratory Technician within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery. In the first instance, the successful candidate will provide key essential support services to enable the research staff within these highly specialised facilities. Technical support service duties will include procurement of consumables, assisting in coordinating the maintenance and repair of equipment, monitoring adherence to health and safety policy and procedures, general housekeeping and ensuring the smooth running of our Cell Culture Facilities. In addition to providing support services, the successful candidate will also contribute to research work, including cell culture of category 3 organisms and protocol and reagent development under the guidance of senior researchers within the facility. The research aspect of this role will account for no more than 50% of the workload.

The appointee will be based in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery which includes two busy Containment Level 3 Cell Culture Facilities.  The post holder will be expected to work flexibly across both facilities to meet operational requirements.

You should have previous laboratory experience and be qualified to a minimum of HNC level or equivalent in a relevant biological science subject. Experience working in a life science academic Higher Education research environment and knowledge of systems, requirements, processes and procedures as well as some experience with culturing cells is desirable. Full training will be provided. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and you must have proven ability to be an effective team member as the post involves working closely with research staff and with the wider multidisciplinary support service teams. You will have strong organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines, and competent IT skills.

Informal enquiries concerning this position can be made to Dr Susan Wyllie ( or Dr Manu De Rycker (

This position is available for 2 years in the first instance. 

How to apply:

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The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.  We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award ( which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.