PhD and Postdoc Positions at The School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK

PHD Phd-Science Postdoc PostDoc Science

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high-quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia.

1) Postdoctoral Research Assistant

A BBSRC-funded Post-doctoral position to unravel the barley genetic control of the rhizosphere microbiota is now available in the group of Dr Davide Bulgarelli.

Unit: Plant Sciences
Job Reference: SLSC0659
Closing Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Salary: Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)
Seeking a talented scientist holding a PhD in plant sciences, bioinformatics, genomics/genetics, statistics, computer science, or a related field capable of analysing high density marker information, whole-genome sequencing data and RNA-seq datasets. Experience in data analysis using programme languages (e.g., R, Pearl, Shell, Phyton…) and familiarity with the Linux environment are essentials.
For further information and informal enquiries please contact Dr Davide Bulgarelli (

2) Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Unit: Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Job Reference: SLSC0653
Closing Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Salary: Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)


• A Ph.D. in a relevant subject

• Several years’ experience contributing to molecular biology projects in the laboratory

• Computer and data processing skills

• Publications in peer-reviewed journals

• Experience with cell culture

• Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team

• Good communication skills, both written and verbal


• Experience with category two/three pathogens

The successful candidate will be principally supervised by Professor David Horn and will work closely with the Mode of Action group (see, and

3) Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Unit: Cell and Developmental Biology
Job Reference: SLSC0663
Closing Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Salary: Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)

Candidate requirements:

– PhD in a relevant biological subject

– Expertise in molecular and cell biology as well as imaging – although training in our specific imaging approaches can be provided.

Please feel free to contact Professor Kate Storey ( for further information.

4) Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Unit: Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Job Reference: SLSC0660
Closing Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Salary: Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)

Essential qualifications:

  • A PhD in a relevant area (trafficking, parasitology)
  • Knowledge of intracellular trafficking pathways
  • Tissue culture at category two/three level
  • Molecular biology and recombinant DNA manipulation
  • Phylogenetics, comparative genomics
  • Light microscopy and immunufluorescence
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Understanding of large proteomics datasets and statistics
  • Protein chemistry
  • Skills with image processing software (Omera, Photoshop)

5) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher

Unit: Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
Job Reference: SLSC0658
Closing Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Salary: Please refer to advert

PhD position in the Innovative Training Network UBIMOTIF (ESR8):

Discovery and characterization of substrate recognition motifs of Deubiquitinases


An undergraduate or master’s degree in a relevant area with strong background in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicine or related fields.

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