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 human 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 located in 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 and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.



The laboratory of Prof Massimo Palmarini at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a PhD and research experience in virology and veterinary pathology. The aim of this Wellcome Trust-funded project is to understand fundamental aspects of virus-host interactions and pathogenesis using bluetongue virus (BTV) and bluetongue as model system.  

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.

Palmarini’s laboratory studies the biology and pathogenesis of animal viruses (e.g. see Ratinier et al [2011] PLoS Pathogens 7(12): e1002477; Ratinier et al (2016) J Virol 90: 5427-5439; Melzi et al [2016] PNAS (41):E6238-E6247). Bluetongue is one of the major infectious diseases of livestock. The disease is caused by an arbovirus (bluetongue virus, BTV) transmitted from infected to uninfected hosts by the biting midge. We work on various aspects of BTV biology and virus-host interactions.  

The position is for 3 years beginning in October 2017 and it is funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. Appointment will be at Grade 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at and look for Job Reference No 018751.

Closing date:  23 August 2017


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