University of Dundee

Technician (MRC PPU)

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
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Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Grade 3 (£16,341 - £18,777)

DNA Sequencing & Services Technician

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, diligent and capable junior scientific technician to assist our team. The successful candidate will join a small team who provide a highly successful service to an academic and industrial customer base. As part of the team you will provide varied assistance as we carry out all aspects of Sanger sequencing using our automated capillary DNA sequencers. You will also perform DNA extraction using a variety of techniques and undertake other duties to ensure the facility runs smoothly.

For informal enquiries please contact Gary Hunter,

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU):

The MRC-PPU is one of the world’s most renowned centres for research on protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation ( Many world leading researchers in the field of signal transduction have trained within the MRC-PPU. The major aims are to advance understanding of the role of protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in cell regulation and human disease, to facilitate the development of drugs to treat diseases caused by abnormalities in phosphorylation, to generate reagents and improve technologies.

Division of Signal Transduction Unit:

The Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) was established in 1998. This division operates as a unique collaboration between scientists in the MRC-PPU (all PIs including Ronald Hay FRS Honorary PI of MRC-PPU) and signalling researchers at the University’s School of Life Sciences (Simon Arthur, Doreen Cantrell FRS, Alessio Ciulli, Paul Crocker, Grahame Hardie FRS and Carol MacKintosh) and three leading pharmaceutical companies (Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Serono). The DSTT is widely regarded as a model for how academia should interact with industry, The DSTT operates as a simple bridging mechanism to enable our PIs working on ubiquitylation and phosphorylation to effectively interact with major pharmaceutical companies to help accelerate the early stages of drug discovery. The DSTT model enables industrial researchers working in any of the worldwide outlets of three pharmaceutical companies to effectively work with 200 Dundee-based researchers that participate in the collaboration to understand the fundamentals of the molecular causes of disease that result from disruptions in protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation networks.


 Candidate requirements:


• Capable of both working as part of a small team and independently.

• Able to multitask routinely using excellent time management in a potentially highly repetitive role with time sensitive processes

• Lab experience desirable

• Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the English language are essential.

• Knowledge of DNA prepping would be advantageous

The position is initially available until April 2019 with the intention of renewal

The position will be on the University of Dundee Grade 3 (£16,341 to £18,777 per annum).

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