Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Dundee - Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery

We are seeking an experienced PhD-level scientist for a project aimed at the development and optimisation of ex vivo skin models as replacements for animal models. Applicants should have a degree in a biological subject and experience in the following areas: histology, RTqPCR, tissue culture, western blot, confocal microscopy, cloning and experience working with in vivo models and human tissue. Previous experience working in the arenas of genetic disease, skin disease and/or nucleic acid-based therapeutics would be a distinct advantage. Engineering experience will also prove advantageous.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team who are developing nucleic acid-based therapies aimed at dermatological indications and will work under the direction of Dr Robyn Hickerson within the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery.

This position will be for 18 months initially.

Job Description
Duties will include:

1. Development, evaluation and optimisation of cutaneous models
2. Close liaison with members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver set milestones
3. Use of in vivo model systems to robustly test therapeutics
4. Prepare manuscripts and grant applications based on results obtained
5. Work in a safe manner and environment
6. Ensure 100% compliance and accuracy involving results

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 28, £30,688).

Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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