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The CVR is the UK's largest grouping of human and veterinary virologists.  Its mission is to carry out fundamental research on viruses and viral diseases, translating the knowledge gained for the improvement of global health and benefit of society.  The CVR has excellent facilities for conducting research in molecular biology and virology located in a 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.

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The post holder will provide technical expertise within CRUSH Antiviral Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub, a facility established as a translational arm of the CVR and aimed to facilitate interactions with industry and academia on drug screening projects of SARS-CoV-2 or any other high consequence virus requiring BSL2 or BSL3 containment level facilities. The post-holder will be specifically responsible, in conjunction with the Academic Lead of CRUSH and the CRUSH Facility Manager, to carry out projects directly related to the work of CRUSH and provide support to associated R&D activities, such as those related to the development of new assays and pipelines.  

Crucially, a degree of flexibility is required in terms of working pattern to ensure the objectives of the facility are met. This will include working at weekends and/or other unsociable hours. 

Funding for this full-time post is available until 31 March 2025.

Salary will be on the Technical and Specialist Grade, level 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum. 

To apply please visit  and search for the above reference number.

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact Prof Arvind Patel (

Closing Date: 19 December 2023


This is a fixed term (3 years) MRC Clinical Research Fellow post. The main purpose of this post is to develop a project in clinical and translational virology research at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), Viral diseases kill many millions of people each year and are a significant global challenge to human health and prosperity. At the CVR, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in virus research and have created a specialised MRC-funded programme to train clinically qualified individuals from any specialty, who are enthusiastic about infectious disease research 

The CVR is a world-leading research institution dedicated to understanding and preventing viral illness. The centre is home to one of the largest interdisciplinary communities of virus researchers, providing expertise and experience across multiple academic and clinical disciplines that allows us to tackle the most important challenges in virus research. It spans a complex of buildings that seamlessly blend purpose-built virus containment facilities with state-of-the-art electron microscopy, imaging and sequencing facilities, insectaries, molecular biology laboratories and bioinformatics teams. Your training experience will centre on a 'hands on' research project in your supervisor's laboratory, leading to the submission of a PhD degree. This formal training will be supplemented with mentorship, career advice and the acquisition of transferable skills. Our programme offers outstanding scientific training in a supportive and inspiring environment. There has never been a better time to train as a clinical academic and the CVR is the place to do it. 

We encourage applications from skilled and motivated clinically qualified medical doctors (usually at internal medicine trainee (IMT), UK speciality trainee, or international equivalent level from any specialty) interested in a future career in clinical virology or infectious diseases, who wish to undertake a higher degree (PhD) and pursue an academic career.  

This post is justifiably fixed-term, as a training post, under the Fixed-term Employees (prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and will end within 6 months of the completion of specialist training. The funding for the position is available for up to 3 years. 

Salary will be on the Clinical Academic pay scale.

To apply please visit  and search for the above reference number.

Closing date: 8 January 2024  


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