University of Dundee

Scientific Programme Manager

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
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Closing Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019
Grade 8 (£40,792 - £48,677)

The Quantitative Cell Science and Technology (“QuCST”) Initiative is seeking a Scientific Programme Manager to help lead its scientific programme.  QuCST is a bold new multidisciplinary venture, led by senior researchers in the University of Dundee, School of Life Sciences, that will pioneer technology development for screening cellular responses to drug treatments across panels of human induced pluripotent cell lines. Individuals applying for this position should therefore have strong experience in relevant areas of experimental biology, i.e. advanced imaging, proteomics, data analysis, molecular genetics and stem cell biology.  

The QuCST Initiative is anticipated to grow into a large, interdisciplinary project, so proven experience working on collaborative projects as part of an integrated team is essential. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate prior experience in successfully managing collaborative scientific projects, organisational skills and the ability to coordinate funding proposals. Excellent written and oral communication skills is an essential requirement.


-    Liaising with QuCST directors to review project targets.

-    Overseeing projects and ensuring progress towards deliverables and milestones.

-    Preparing and delivering scientific presentations for both scientific and strategic meetings.

-    Preparing project reports and summaries of project outputs.

-    Liaising with project staff, including researchers, administrative staff and development officers, to successfully deliver project outcomes on time and within budget.

-    Liaising with institutional and funding partners.


-    PhD or equivalent in either molecular cell biology, biochemistry, or equivalent.

-    Proven experience in scientific management and oversight.

-    Proven ability to work independently

-    Proven experience in preparing scientific work for publication in high impact journals.

-    Proven ability to deliver scientific objectives

-    Experience with advanced microscopy and imaging technologies, including super-resolution microscopy, 3D imaging, live cell microscopy, and demonstrated success in analysis of multi-dimensional data.

-    Experience with quantitative proteomics to deliver measurements of protein abundance, PTMs, including sample preparation, data analysis and interpretation,

-    Experience combining data analysis from imaging and proteomics that extends beyond simple lists of hits in a screen and includes development and successful testing of hypotheses derived from datasets

-    Proven experience culturing and manipulating human induced pluripotent cells as an experimental system

-    Proven experience using CRISPR/Cas9 to generate knockout/knockin human and other cell lines, including design and execution of all steps of the generation of recombinant lines.

-    Experience preparing successful strategic level funding proposals

This position is fixed-term for 5 years.

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.

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