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Postdoctoral Scientist - CeTPD - UOD1083

Dundee City (GB)
£36,024 - £44,263 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

We are recruiting for a highly motivated individual to join us as a Post-Doctoral Scientist with research experience in cell biology and assay development to join a growing multi-disciplinary group of scientists within our expanding Centre based at the University of Dundee, directed by Professor Alessio Ciulli.

The post is available for an immediate start and until 30th June 2024 in the first instance, which may be extendable dependent on project progress and funding. Salary will depend on experience and will be up to £44,263.

Appointment on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD or having equivalent post- graduate industrial experience. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. In this case the initial appointment would be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 25 - 28)

Your priorities will include:

  • Undertaking research aimed at developing novel cell-based and proteomics assays to characterise and identify new E3 ligases.
  • Project development and implementation, including experimental design; identification and development of a broad range of techniques necessary to achieve the research objectives.
  • Working collaboratively with other team members to develop team science across the group and wider Centre, enabling breakthroughs with colleagues across disciplines.
  • Present findings internally and externally at international conferences.
  • Contributing to the preparation of research for publication

Who we're looking for:

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Bio-Medicine or a related discipline with a strong academic track record
  • Strong interest in targeted protein degradation and translational research
  • Strong background in Bio-Chemistry, Cell Biology/Proteomics
  • Practical experience in assay development in vitro and in cells
  • Experience of collaboration is desirable.
  • Strong ability to work independently but with excellent ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and knowledge of the English language are essential.

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. Our purpose is to transform lives, locally and globally, which we do as a community of staff (Professional Services and academic Schools), students and alumni. Professional Services directorates are key to delivering the University strategy and driving change across the University.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Alessio Ciulli, To find out more about the Centre please visit

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.

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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