The new scientific research jobs will be created at the University’s Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research (CTIR). Work on the upgrade is due to be complete in the autumn of next year.
The 200 research staff will be joining an already established scientific community at the University. The college currently has over 1,000 scientists, research students and support staff from 62 countries across the world working there.
As explained, by Professor Michael Ferguson, dean of research in the College of Life Sciences, the new facility will bring together scientists from a range of disciplines including “…mathematical biology and biophysics, bioinformatics, data analysis and software development.” It is hoped that this will inspire innovation which will then go on to develop novel drugs and medicines of the future.