University of Dundee

Collaboration Leader (Dundee-Boehringer Ingelheim PROTAC collaboration)

Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation
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Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022
£53,348 - £60,022
Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation (CeTPD)

Within the University of Dundee, the newly announced Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation (CeTPD) is being created as a first of its kind Centre leading a number of internationally significant projects in the burgeoning new area of translational chemical biology and targeted protein degradation.

We are seeking to appoint a Collaboration Leader to lead a large high-profile drug discovery team of strategic importance in the University of Dundee Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation (CeTPD), in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus of this role will be to advance a portfolio of drug discovery projects to achieve key milestones and deliver new degrader clinical candidates in cancer. The role will be expected to provide guidance and leadership to a diverse team of scientists across multiple disciplines and experience levels and support a broad range of activities as a senior staff member within CeTPD.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Manage a new collaboration structure, with recruitment ongoing to significantly expand the team (from 15 to 30 staff) and manage change during that process for existing team members.
  • Contribute as a leading figure in the establishment of CeTPD, both organisationally and structurally, particularly with respect to establishing multi-disciplinary TPD-focused capabilities.
  • Daily management of a team of up to 30 scientists across drug discovery disciplines.
  • Accountable for the delivery of all research and contractual collaboration milestones.
  • Work with senior managers at the partner organisation and CeTPD leadership to:
    • Determine project prioritization and resourcing.
    • Manage and maintain highly effective, collaborative relationships at all levels across the organisations.
  • Support and guide project leaders to enable clear goal setting for all team members and to ensure project success.
  • Prepare the team for key portfolio review meetings.
  • Externally demonstrate expertise within the Targeted Protein Degradation field via invited talks, publications and/or patents

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project milestones across the drug discovery life cycle, ideally including contributing to the identification of clinical candidates.
  • Significant experience in leading change and line management.
  • Highly effective communicator.
  • Expertise in targeted protein degradation.
  • Demonstrated competency across both chemical and biological sciences.
How to apply:

Please view our recruitment video here

If you would like to apply or find out more about this role, please contact our recruitment partner Tom Bilton at OX Seven –

Please note, the University of Dundee are not collecting applications for this position, any application made directly to the University will not be considered.
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.
Commitment to DORA

The School of Life Sciences has been fully committed to the principals of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) since 2013. In assessing applicants, we consider the scientific quality of their published research papers, but do not take into account where the papers were published and do not consider journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors 

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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