University of Dundee

Stem Cell Facility Technician

Cell and Developmental Biology
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Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
£22,847 - £26,341

Stem Cell Facility Technician

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.

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee seeks a highly motivated individual to work within our Stem Cell Facility. This new post will provide general support to the Stem Cell Facility Manager, including maintenance of cell lines, routine tissue culture, stock control, record-keeping and project-related activities. This post is offered on a part-time basis (0.6FTE), specific working days/hours can be discussed with successful applicant but must meet the demands of the facility. Due to the nature of the work of the facility, some weekend working will be required.

The position is available for 2 years.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Culturing, isolating and differentiating cell lines such as human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (maintaining cells and supplying to end users).

Quality control of cell lines (immunofluorescence, qPCR analysis).

Demonstrating aseptic techniques when culturing stem cells or other induced pluripotent stem cells.

Maintain material and reagent stock levels and aliquoting reagents are required.

Contribute to general laboratory maintenance, including cleaning of the cell culture facility.

Develop and maintain expertise in relevant areas.

Contribute to written documentation to appropriate quality standards, including, but not limited to, laboratory notebooks, SOPs.

Role Requirements


Relevant degree in a life science, such as biomedical science, biochemistry, biology or equivalent experience.

Excellent attention to detail with ability to closely follow SOPs and written/verbal instructions.

Practical experience of working within a laboratory environment, including experience of mammalian cell culture.


Experience of working with embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells would be advantageous however, the successful applicant will receive full training in all aspects of culturing human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Additional Information

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 further information about this position please contact the facility manager at the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell facility ( To find out more about the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell facility please see

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.

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