University of Dundee

Principal Investigator (in Genome Dynamics)

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Grade 8 (£39,992 - £47,722)

The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, consists of 12 research groups studying different aspects of genome function. Within these labs over one hundred postdoctoral and postgraduate scientists work in a collaborative environment to address different aspects of genome biology and structure. A special strength of the centre is our co-operative effort to establish and maintain state of the art technologies used for studying gene regulation. These include high-end imaging, proteomics, genomics, structural biology, cell sorting and data analysis capabilities. The School of Life Sciences includes 80 research groups across the molecular and cellular life science that were ranked as the top UK University Biological department in REF2014 and consistently ranks within the top 10 Institutes world-wide for citations per paper (QS World University Rankings).

We are seeking applications from researchers looking to establish independent research groups that will synergise with our exiting research and make use of our research infrastructure. We are especially interest in proposals at the interface between genome function and human disease and researchers using stem cells as a model system to study genome duplication or output.

Successful applicants will be provided with a starting package that includes a defined transition to tenure after 5-6 years. Typically this package would include financial support for relocation expenses, an allocated studentship and for purchase of essential start-up equipment. We expect applicants to obtain external fellowship support but are able to offer personal salary support for up to three years and research costs, if required. New researchers are supported by a structured mentoring programme that seeks to provide both project specific advice and guidance on establishing a strategy for long term funding. Combined with access to the research facilities available in Dundee, we believe this provides a very strong platform for the establishment of independent careers.

We normally expect applicants to have completed up to 6 years postdoctoral work following from their PhD. However, if a career break has been taken, this will be taken into consideration.

Applications should include a full CV and list of publications, the names and contact details of 3 academic referees, and a brief summary of future research plans.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Vicky Cowling ( or Tom Owen-Hughes (

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.