University of Dundee

Principal Investigator

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Applications are invited for a Principal Investigator in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, in the area of research on the organism Cryposporidium spp. Applicants should have research interests in understanding the basic biology of Cryptosporidium spp and expertise in culturing and manipulation of the organisms. Research interests should include understanding the basic biochemistry and cellular biology of the organism, validation of potential drug targets within Cryptosporidium spp and/ or mode of action studies with anti-parasitic compounds. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an independent programme of research along these lines or the strong potential to develop an independent research group and have well-developed research plans in this area.

The appointment will be an appointment within the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infective Research within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery. There are opportunities for interaction with research groups within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery and the Drug Discovery Unit. The Drug Discovery Unit has extensive compound libraries and advanced capabilities in high-throughput screening, medicinal & computational chemistry and drug metabolism & pharmacokinetics. There are many other excellent facilities in the School of Life Sciences, including proteomics, microscopy, FACS, protein production and structural biology. In addition, there are opportunities for interactions across the whole School of Life Sciences, which includes the Division of Molecular Microbiology, the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology and the Division of Computational Biology.

The appointment can be made at any level, from Lecturer through to Reader. Applicants will be expected to be competitive for personal fellowships and/or programme level grant support and have a strong publication record, including publications in the area of Cryptosporidium of relevance to the post.

Salary Scales:
Grade 8 (£39,324-£46,924)
Grade 9 (£49,772-£55,998)
Grade 10 (£57,674 minimum)

More information about the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery and University of Dundee can be found in the following websites:

· Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (
· Drug Discovery Unit (
· School of Life Sciences (
· University of Dundee (

A few facts about The School of Life Sciences at Dundee:

· The School of Life Sciences was the top rated university biology department in the UK in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise.
· The School of Life Sciences has over 900 research and support staff from 59 countries and external funding in excess of £40 million per year
· Dundee has twice been named ‘the best place to work in Europe’ in a poll of scientists conducted by The Scientist magazine

Dundee, set on the east coast of Scotland, lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, including large sandy beaches and challenging hills.

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.