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 MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is a distinctive international research centre with a critical mass of researchers dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of human and animal viruses.  The appointee will conduct and lead on world-class research in an area of virology and viral diseases that complements the current programmes of the Centre in either basic, clinical or translational research. We are particularly interested to receive applications in areas including emerging virus infections, vaccinology, viral diseases with an impact on global health, virus-host interactions or structural virology. However, we welcome applications from any candidate with an outstanding track record whose research programme will be synergistic with the activities of the CVR. Appointment will be made at either Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level depending on the experience and track record of the candidate.

The CVR has a collegiate and collaborative environment and it is well positioned to offer an attractive start-up package and resources. For further information, please visit and

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof  Massimo Palmarini (

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No 017310.

Closing date: 30 April 2017


We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join a newly established research programme focussed on identifying and characterising intrinsic immune factors. The aim of our work is to identify novel antiviral host genes and to better understand the viral and host factors that control species-specific replication. A better comprehension of such host virus relationships will be fundamental to the understanding of viral interspecies transmissions, viral epidemics and disease.

Our current approach includes the use of interferon stimulated gene (ISG) libraries combined with various model virus systems. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with previous experience in the use of retroviral vector systems and handling viruses in a mammalian tissue-culture setting.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated, organised scientist possessing knowledge and experience in mammalian virology (or a related field) with an ability to produce work suitable for publication in international peer-reviewed journals.  Applications are encouraged from candidates who have a PhD and have a desire to undertake cutting-edge scientific research. Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results clearly and logically, working co-operatively as part of a team as well as independently, are also essential capabilities for this post.

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £27,629 - £31,076/£33,943 - £38,183 per annum. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Sam Wilson (

The post has funding until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No 016866.

Closing date:  28 March 2017


The postholder will join a small team responsible for providing a sterilisation and wash-up service to researchers within the CVR.  Previous knowledge of glass washing procedures and autoclaving are essential, together with previous experience in the safe handling of liquid nitrogen, gas cylinders and chemicals for cleaning and disinfectant.

Salary will be on the University’s Operational Grade, level 3, £16,289 - £18,412 per annum.

The post is funded until 31 March 2021.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No 017669

Closing date:  23 April 2017


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