University of Dundee

Protein Biologist

Life Sciences Office
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Grade 6 (£27,116 - £33,309)

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 40 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

We are seeking an experienced Protein Biologist to work within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (BCDD) for a temporary 6 month post.

Your priorities will include:

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams and actively contribute to drug discovery projects at all stages
  • Production of high quality, biologically active proteins to support assay development, compound screening and crystallography to aid drug discovery in the parasitic diseases and novel targets areas

Candidate Requirements:

  • A degree in a life science
  • A track record of practical expertise in protein production and purification is essential.
  • Experience of one of more of molecular biology, biochemistry, crystallography, enzyme assay methods or drug discovery would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skill

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.

The University of Dundee is a signatory of the Researcher Development Concordat and is committed to enhancing the research environment and culture. Engagement and support of activities which assist the researcher development agenda at the University is therefore essential.

As an internationally diverse institution, we welcome job applicants from all countries and nationalities. The School of Life Sciences is proud to employ staff from over 40 different nations.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

The Closing Date is 26th September 2021

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