We are looking for a biologist with experience in imaging and image analysis to help establish a phenotypic platform that will ultimately be used to screen small molecule libraries for new male contraceptives. The post is funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Award.
The aim is to establish assays that can measure motility and acrosome reaction in human sperm preparations. - the initial funding is for 1 year but if successful in establishing the platform we fully intend to apply for follow-on funding for a further 2 years. Experience in sperm biology is not essential - we would like to hear from cell biologists experienced in cell tracking.
The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and interdisciplinary team in the £8M state-of-the-art National Phenotypic Screening Centre (NPSC) at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, and will be working closely with a leading andrology lab led by Professor Chris Barratt, also based the University of Dundee.
The School of Life Sciences in Dundee is the top UK University department for Biological Sciences according to the most recent government assessment exercise, with nearly 1000 staff from over 60 countries worldwide, enjoying a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities and a thriving drug discovery ecosystem (with the NPSC, Drug Discovery Unit and European Screening Centre). Dundee is situated on the banks of the beautiful silvery River Tay and affords easy access to the outstanding natural beauty of the Scottish countryside. The cost of living in Dundee is still relatively low despite Dundee being deemed the "coolest little city in Britain" by GQ Magazine (Google it!) being not only famous for Life Sciences research but also Art, Design and the Computer Games Industry.
You can find out more about the post here. Or you can also contact me (Paul Andrews, Director of Operations at the NPSC) by email firstname.lastname@example.org - the closing date for applications in 8th January 2017