We are always seeking to recruit enthusiastic scientists with a background in molecular cell biology and an interest in divergent eukaryotic organisms, parasitic protozoa and/or evolutionary biology. We are interested in creative and motivated people at all levels; undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral or beyond. Informal approaches by telephone, +44 (0)751-550-7880, or email to Prof. Field are always welcome. These are much preferred to generic or non-solicited emails, which are unlikely to be considered. Click here for departmental jobs listings.


Postdoctoral and fellowship positions: Our work is multidisciplinary, and while focused on the molecular cell biology of trypanosomes, benefits from experience of other biological systems, in silico analysis and electron microscopy. A clear level of independence, self-motivation, the ability to think in an abstract manner, to communicate well and write high quality scientific English are all essential. Prospective applicants should send a full curriculum vitae/resume directly to Mark Field, stating your research experience and career goals, and arrange to have forwarded at least three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current supervisor.


Postgraduate positions: We will soon be entering the next PhD recruitment period and PhD studentships via one of several routes are available. There are a number of research council and Wellcome trust funded studentships awarded within the Division on an annual basis for EU citizens and are highly competitive (click here and here for details on schemes, eligibility and other information). If you are interested in coming to the laboratory you must make contact early. Advice on fee structure, potential funding sources and other aspects of admission to Dundee for the Ph.D or M.Sc. degree can be found here. We strongly recommend that you pay particular attention to the suggested cost-of-living expenses; the UK is an expensive country to live in. You must expect to obtain a first or upper second class life sciences degree, or equivalent, from a top class institution and demonstrate an interested in molecular cell biology, parasitology and/or evolutionary biology. The ability to communicate well and write high quality scientific English will be an added bonus. A clear level of independence, self-motivation and the ability to think in an abstract manner are essential.


All applicants must send a full curriculum vitae/resume and arrange to have forwarded at least three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your current supervisor. A panel interview may be required prior to any offers being made, which will be done by Skype if necessary; it is your responsibility to ensure you have a sufficiently fast connection for this to take place.


Please note: Recent, and evolving, changes to immigration policy mean that it is essential that you check UK Border Agency visa requirements well in advance if you are non-UK-based. This is particularly vital for short visits (internships etcetera) which are not part of a formal degree program. Please get in contact as soon as you can so that we can advise you on how to navigate the application process.