University of Dundee

In vitro DMPK Technician

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
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Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Grade 6 (£23,661 - £29,099)

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
The successful applicant will work as part of a team seeking to tackle some of the world’s most neglected diseases. The role will include planning, coordinating, executing and reporting of in vitro pharmacokinetic studies. The post is available from 1st November and is available for up to 12 months.

The successful applicant will work within the DDU’s DMPK group, as a part of a BioPharma experienced multi-disciplinary team focused on optimising novel compounds identified in the discovery programmes. The post represents a unique opportunity to help further develop drug discovery within an academic setting.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications
We are seeking candidates with a HND or degree in Life Sciences or equivalent and experience with in vitro assays routinely performed in the DMPK field. Experience also in quantitative bioanalysis using UPLC-MSMS would be an advantage.

College / School / Directorate Information
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) (see is a fully integrated drug discovery operation based within a world class Life Sciences research environment. Its remit is to complement BioPharma activities by tackling both neglected diseases (sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and malaria) and early stage small molecule validation of novel targets and mechanisms across a range of potential therapeutics areas. The project goals range from quality leads demonstrating disease model proof of concept, through to pre-clinical candidates.

Additional Information
For informal discussion only about the post please contact Dr Kevin Read, tel: 01382 388688 or email

How to Apply
To apply on-line please visit: / If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Human Resources on (01382) 386209 (answering machine) for an application pack. Please quote reference number LS0098. Closing Date: 4 October 2011.

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.