University of Dundee

Research Technician (in Molecular Biology)

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
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Closing Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017
Grade 6 (£25,728 - £31,604)

We are seeking an experienced research technician for a project aimed at the development of therapeutics for human skin disease. Applicants should have a degree in a biological subject and experience in the following areas: RTqPCR, tissue culture, western blot, fluorescence microscopy, cloning and experience working with in vivo models. Previous experience working in the arenas of genetic disease, skin disease and/or siRNA/antisense oligonucleotides would be a distinct advantage.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team who are developing nucleic acid-based therapies aimed at dermatological indications and will work under the direction of Dr Robyn Hickerson within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery.

This position will be for 12 months initially.

Job Description

Duties will include:

1. Use of in vitro and in vivo assays to facilitate nucleic acid screening against cutaneous therapy targets
2. Development and testing of cutaneous drug delivery systems
3. Close liaison with members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver set milestones
4. Use of mouse model systems to robustly test therapeutics

How to apply:

To apply on-line click here.

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.