Many of the countries affected by neglected tropical diseases have developing economies. This means they have less resource to spend on both treatment and research. Our aim is to prioritise placements for scientists from these countries.
We do not have set pre-requisites for placements. Any member of the drug discovery community will be considered. We expect those who train with us to be able to effect change in their own institution.
With three trainers, specialising in medicinal chemistry, drug metabolism & pharmacokinetics (DMPK), and bioanalytics we can support most scientists. The trainers provide hands-on, one-to-one or small group training ensuring trainees understand the importance of all processes.
Before the placement in Dundee begins, we will work with the trainee and their supervisor to develop a programme that suits your needs. The training starts with 3 months online work with your trainer(s) to support the theoretical content for your practical placement.
On arrival in Dundee, the first week will be familiarising you with our labs, health & safety and systems. We aim to get your working in the lab as soon as possible, to maximise your time in the lab learning new techniques.
Please note we cannot place trainees into Cat 3 lab facilities due to license restrictions.