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MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Virology/ Virus-Host Interactions

The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking a post-doctoral research associate with a PhD and research experience in either virology or virus-host interactions. The post will play a key role in a Wellcome-Trust funded programme, led by Prof Palmarini, which aims to identify virus and host factors determining susceptibility and resilience to virus infection. The programme as a whole bridges in silico, in vitro and in vivo experiments exploring different facets of virus-host interactions using bluetongue as a naturally occurring model of arbovirus infection (see Melzi et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Oct 11; 113(41):E6238-E6247; Shaw et al PLoS Biology 15(12):e2004086. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2004086; .

The CVR is a unique international research centre with a critical mass of researchers entirely dedicated to the study of human and animal viral diseases (; The CVR's collegiate and collaborative environment fosters a broad research portfolio. Research at the CVR spans molecular, structural and cellular levels through to the individual host and affected population, integrating molecular and structural virology, cell biology, pathogenesis, epidemiology and mathematical modelling, virus genomics and bioinformatics.

The Laboratory is based in the Sir Michael Stoker Building in a beautiful park in the Garscube Estate in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and the fourth largest in the UK ( Glasgow is a cultural city with a large selection of museums, theatres, live music venues and it's the home of the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and other arts organisations. Glasgow is surrounded by beautiful countryside including the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Appointment will be at Grade 6 or 7 depending on experience of the candidate. Interested applicants should apply online at and seek Reference No. 022733 by 8 October 2018. For enquiries regarding this post please contact Prof Massimo Palmarini (

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade,6/7

Grade 6, 28,660 - 32,236 per annum. Grade 7 35,210 - 39,610 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours) with approved funding for 3 years with an anticipated start date of November 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference 022733
Closing Date 8 October 2018


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