Join Life Sciences as a Principal Investigator

We are always looking for dynamic people to join us in Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.

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100% of our environment has been assessed as world leading 

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Opportunities for Principal Investigators 

To keep us at the forefront of biosciences research, we are continually seeking new group leaders to take our research portfolio in exciting new directions. We offer an exciting research environment, with state-of-the-art technologies in a highly collaborative research community. 

We offer: 

Tenure Track and Mentoring Scheme 

We provide tenure-track Principal Investigators (PIs) with a programme of mentoring, support and assessment to develop their scientific career. 

Outstanding in-house support 

A critical component of our research success is the quality of infrastructure and in-house support. These include our Central Technical Services (media services and wash-up), health and safety, stores team, laboratory management and administrative support.  

State-of-the-art facilities 

All our laboratories in the research complex are open-plan, which encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary working. We are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. 

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Professional support 

We provide our researchers with a range of professional and informal support systems to allow them to acquire new skills and develop their careers. Alongside access to the University Organisational and Professional Development (OPD) resources, courses and team, we provide additional opportunities for our tenure-track PIs. These include preparation for teaching provided by the University Academic Skills Centre and the opportunity to attend the EMBL laboratory management course. 

Our technology transfer office, Research and Innovation Services (RIS), supports the licensing of university technology to industry and collaborative research programmes. 

“The School of Life Sciences is an ideal environment for early-career group leaders due to its scientific excellence and willingness to support bold new ideas.”

Kirby Swatek, Principal Investigator, MRC PPU, joined SLS in 2022

Professional culture 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential for us to ensure a vibrant and sustainable workplace culture. We aim to support and develop all our staff and students so they can work to the best of their ability, this requires a culture where everyone is able and feels empowered and safe to question and challenge behaviours that compromise this goal. 

Join us as Principal Investigator

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of joining us as Principal Investigator (research team leader), please contact the relevant Head of Division, or the Dean of School of Life Sciences.