University of Dundee

Return to Research - Fellowship

School of Research
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Closing Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Grade 6 (£25,298 - £31,076) or Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183)

To celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary, the School of Life Sciences is pleased to offer a return to work fellowship as part of our continuing support for advancing careers of researchers in STEM. The fellowship is aimed at supporting researchers who have taken a career break for at least 1 year and who now wish to return to life sciences focussed research. Please note that applicants from backgrounds other than Biology are also welcome to apply.

What we need from you: Potential applicants will demonstrate enthusiasm for returning to research, and provide evidence for achievements in research prior to the career break. Please note it is not compulsory to be in receipt of a PhD, applicants with an undergraduate qualification, in addition to substantial experience working in a research environment, are also encouraged to apply. Appointment on the University of Dundee salary scale will be dependent on previous experience and qualifications held.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your motivations and research interests, which can include names of particular research groups that you may be interested in joining, and your CV. The profiles of all our researchers are available at the School of Life Sciences webpages (, describing the areas of research in the laboratories in the School.

What we will provide: The fellowship will be for a minimum of 18 months up to a maximum of 24 months (duration will depend on the point of appointment on the University of Dundee salary scale) your placing on the scale, Grade 6 or Grade 7 will be dependent on your previous experience and qualifications. It will cover salary and provide funding for consumable/training costs. The fellow will have access to all the core facilities in the School of Life Sciences, and will be part of a vibrant and diverse research community. We are committed to supporting all our staff, including those with non-conventional career paths, and will therefore seek to provide additional training for the fellow as needed.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Prof Inke Näthke (

How to apply:

To apply on-line click here.

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 ( 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.