The CVR is the UK’s largest grouping of human and veterinary virologists.  Its mission is to carry out multidisciplinary research on viruses and viral diseases of humans and animals, and to translate the knowledge gained for the improvement of human and animal health.  The CVR has excellent facilities for conducting research in molecular biology and virology and we have just relocated to a new purpose built research building at the Garscube campus of the University of Glasgow.  The CVR is a core component of the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences of the University of Glasgow.

Current Opportunities


The postholder will make a leading contribution to the Wellcome Trust Translation Fund project on the use of Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts for dengue, Zika and chikungunya virus control in Aedes mosquitoes.  Specifically, the postholder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of Wolbachia-mosquito-arbovirus interactions including transinfection generation and characterization, as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging project. This will involve a combination of some or all of: mosquito manipulation including embryo microinjection, arbovirus challenges, fitness assays, and molecular biology assays such as qPCR. 

The project will be part of a collaboration with the Institute for Medical Research in Malaysia and University of Melbourne, towards the optimal implementation of Wolbachia-based dengue control strategies in Malaysia and beyond.

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and well organised scientist with knowledge, experience and proven ability to produce work of the highest standard suitable for publication in leading international peer-reviewed journals.  Applications are encouraged from candidates who have a PhD in molecular entomology, arbovirology, or other relevant subject and with a strong background in insect molecular biology or arbovirology.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to work independently and co-operatively within a team are essential attributes for this post.

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Steven Sinkins (

The post has funding until 31 May 2021 in the first instance.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No 017886.

Closing date:  29 May 2017


We are seeking to appoint a Research Technician to carry out research into the molecular basis of the interferon-induced 'antiviral state' and to provide support to other researchers in the laboratory. 

Applicants must have an HNC, SVQ3, Highers or equivalent in a relevant subject, and will have excellent technical skills including good aseptic techniques, tissue culture and PCR/qPCR skills. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates who have extensive knowledge or qualifications pertaining to viruses/virology (such as a BSc and or MSc degree or equivalent).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sam Wilson (

Salary will be on the University’s Technical & Related Grade, level 5, £21,220 - £25,298 per annum.

The post has funding until 31 October 2018.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Reference No 017889

Closing date:  31 May 2017 

RESEARCH MANAGER (Maternity Leave Cover)

This post is to provide efficient and effective support to the CVR Director to ensure that the Centre meets its research objectives and takes advantage of every opportunity to excel in its research programmes and overall activities. The Research Manager will work with Principal Investigators to ensure that the aims and milestones of the Centre are met. Working with staff and students across the Centre and the University is a significant part of the role.

This post is full-time and is available for 6 months in the first instance.  Part-time working arrangements may also be considered.  For further information, please visit and

University of Glasgow employees only: The University would consider a secondment opportunity for this post.  Applicants should seek clearance for release for secondment from their employers / line manager before making formal application.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Massimo Palmarini (  

For further details and to submit an electronic application on-line visit:  and look for Job Reference No 018054

Closing date: 4 June 2017


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