Drug Discovery Unit, School of Life Sciences
Grade 6 (£27,929 – £34,308)
Closing date: 22nd March 2023
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU, http://www.drugdiscovery.dundee.ac.uk) at the University of Dundee is globally recognised for its scientific excellence and delivery of new candidate drugs for infectious diseases. The DDU comprises over 120 highly skilled and motivated staff, spanning all core drug discovery disciplines and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated biologist to be part of the translational parasitology group. The group has established extensive in vitro screening cascades that combine high-throughput hit identification assays with more physiologically relevant secondary assays. The main remit of this post is to perform in vitro parasite screening assays on small-molecule libraries to identify new compounds to enter the drug discovery pipeline. The suite of assays includes both free-living as well as intracellular Trypanosoma cruzi assays.
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of new drugs for highly neglected diseases and to gain experience in cell-based assay screening, including advanced technologies such as high-content imaging assays. The post is available immediately and salary will start from £27,929/year depending on experience. This is an open-ended position. The Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery Division and Drug Discovery Unit operate on an external funding basis and the current funding end date is 30/09/2024.
However, the Principal Investigators within these units are highly successful in securing external funding for their multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative research and activities.
For informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Lorna MacLean (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Please do not send applications to this email address).
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.