University of Dundee

Head of the Cell Culture Facility

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
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Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Grade 5 (£22,017 - £25,482) or Grade 6 (£26,243 - £32,236)
The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.


Applications are invited to manage the Cell Culture Facility in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU). You will be responsible for overseeing a busy Cell Culture Facility undertaking Biosafety Containment Level 1 and 2 work and will supervise two members of technical staff.

Duties will include growing and routine testing of cells, managing storage of cell stocks, ordering of consumables, monitoring and arranging servicing of the equipment, helping to maintain cleanliness and generally ensuring the smooth running of the facility.


A Major aim of the MRC-PPU is to advance understanding of the role of protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in cell regulation and human disease. The Cell Culture Facility is an integral part of the Unit and the successful candidate will work in this exciting environment to provide essential support to the researchers. The MRC-PPU is in a beautiful location overlooking the estuary of the River Tay and embedded within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, which is one of the premier Life Sciences research centres in the world. For further details please consult:

Candidates Requirements:
  • Qualified to at least degree level or equivalent and have proven relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of tissue culture procedures and aseptic techniques.
  • Proficient in the use of databases to maintain accurate records of cell lines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.

The post is available immediately for a period of one year in the first instance.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Paul Davies, General Manager


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The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.