Postdoctoral Scientists

Positions Available

(New - October 2020!)

We have openings available immediately for postdoctoral scientists in the group to boost our efforts in targeted protein degradation and PROTAC design and drug discovery, under the auspices of our new Protein Degradation Centre.


SLSC0790: Medicinal / Organic Chemist (Dundee - Boehringer Ingelheim PROTAC collaboration) 

We are currently looking for a highly motivated medicinal/organic chemist to join a multi-disciplinary team of drug discovery scientists engaged in an exciting drug discovery collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. Our mission is to discover and develop a class of small-molecule drugs for targeted protein degradation as a novel therapeutic paradigm to treat cancer and other human diseases with serious unmet medical needs. The scientist will be expected to boost the synthetic and structure based PROTAC design approaches the team are taking to accelerate translation of research in this field and to develop degrader drug candidates.

More information and apply here.

Closing date: 15 November 2020.



We are always looking for talented, self-motivated and creative individuals with interest in targeted protein degradation and protein-protein interactions, and skills and expertise from a wide range of areas: from chemical synthesis and chemical biology, to structural cell biology, fragment-based drug discovery and computational chemistry. There are opportunities to work on a wide range of different projects as part of a multidisciplinary group in the Ciulli lab. Vacancies become available periodically, and these posts will be advertised here and here. However, the timescale for filling these vacancies can be short, so if you are planning a career that involves training and working with us, the best way to guarantee a place in the lab is to secure an independent postdoctoral fellowship. Links to some of the organisations that sponsor fellowships are provided below, but this list is not exhaustive, so it may be worth doing your own research.

Please contact me by email if you intend to apply for your own funding. Sources of funding include:

EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowships from EMBOFEBS, and HFSP
Wellcome Trust Fellowships
- the Royal Society Fellowships and the Newton Trust International Fellowships
SULSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges
The Leverhulme Trust

A number of Postdoctoral Scholarships and Sponsorships are also available from the following countries:

UK (The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851)
Germany (DAAD, DFG e.g. Walter Benjamin program and Alexandre Von Humboldt Foundation)
- Switzerland (SNF Postdoc Mobility and Early Postdoc Mobility)
- Denmark (Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden)
- Finland (Academy of Finland and PostDoc Pool)
- Sweden and Italy (Foundation BLANCEFLOR Boncompagni-Ludovisi)
- Sweded (Swedish Research Council 
- Spain (Beatriu de Pinos programme)
- Portugal (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)
- Australia (Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Endeavour Leadership Program)
- Canada (CIHR and NSERC). The difference is basic science (NSERC) vs translational/medical impact (CIHR), this link will give a clearer picture.
- Japan (JSPS)
- United States (NSF)

A detailed list of funding schemes and opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships can be found here.