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


'Genetic and Symbiont Strategies for Controlling Vector Borne Disease’ is a new Vector Network to be funded by BBSRC/MRC and will be co-Directed by Professor Steven Sinkins (CVR) and Professor Andrea Crisanti (Imperial College, London). It will bring together a large number of partner research groups in the UK and in vector borne disease-endemic countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

The postholder will pay a senior role in the establishment and ongoing development of the Network, and will be responsible for day-to-day management and coordination. The postholder will coordinate the portfolio of initiatives within the Network, including arranging a series of Network meetings, co-ordinating applications, awards and reporting for pump-priming funds to partners, managing and monitoring the project budget, providing the Management Board with project status reports, and reporting/disseminating the progress and achievements of the Network to  funders, stakeholders and public.

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and well organised manager with knowledge of project management techniques and tools and their application in a life science context. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a Postgraduate/Professional qualification in a relevant subject area, and/or experience in interacting with Institutions based in tropical countries. Proven problem solving capabilities and excellent communication skills are essential for this post.

Applications on a flexible working or job-share basis will be considered.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Steven Sinkins (

Funding for this post is available until 30 June 2020

For further details and to submit an electronic application on-line visit: and look for Job Reference number 018248

Closing date:  28 June 2017


The postholder will make a leading contribution to a translational project on the use of Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts for the prevention of transmission of dengue virus, together with Zika and chikungunya viruses, by 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 (funded by the Wellcome Trust) with the Institute for Medical Research in Malaysia and University of Melbourne, Australia, 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 strong background in mosquito research, and particularly those with a PhD in a relevant subject.  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 6 £27,629 -£31,076/level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Steven Sinkins (

The post has funding for 3 years in the first instance.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No M00743.

Closing date:  23 July 2017


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