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Medicinal Chemistry Trainer

Reference: SLSC0678

Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)

Closing Date: 6 February 2020

Due to the success of the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) Training programme we are seeking a personable and enthusiastic individual to take up the post of a second Medicinal Chemistry Trainer. WCAIR builds on world-leading work at the University of Dundee, including within the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), to find new drugs to treat diseases of the developing world such as malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease (see

The successful applicant will work with WCAIR’s Training Manager and the current Medicinal Chemistry Trainer as well as the rest of the training team to develop, and implement the strategy and delivery of WCAIR’s training activities, with a particular focus on Medicinal Chemistry.

A key aspect of the training programme will be providing trainees with up to 12 months on-the-job, hands-on practical training as full team members within an ongoing infectious disease project. The training will develop the trainees’ expertise in medicinal chemistry, while providing exposure to all other aspects of the drug discovery matrix. A focus will be on participation of trainees from developing world countries with ongoing training and advice that will encompass setting up a sustainable drug discovery laboratory/centre in the trainee’s originating location. You will work with a number of organisations across the world to identify potential trainees.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months
The starting salary will be at Grade 7 (£32,187 – £39,152) depending on experience. A relocation allowance is available.

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