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 MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking a bioinformatician to be embedded in a research group dedicated to the study of viral pathogenesis. The post will play a key role in a Wellcome-Trust funded programme which aims to identify virus and host factors determining susceptibility and resilience to virus infection. The programme as a whole bridges in silico, in vitro and in vivo experiments exploring different facets of virus-host interactions using bluetongue as a naturally occurring model of arbovirus infection (see Melzi et al, PNAS, 113(41):E6238-E6247; Shaw et al PLoS Biology 15(12):e2004086).  

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. The successful applicant will also interact within the CVR with a critical mass of researchers entirely dedicated to Virus Genomics and Bioinformatics, including the OIE Collaborating Centre in Virus Genomics and Bioinformatics ( Bioinformatics at the CVR spans novel analytical approaches, high throughput sequencing, and training.

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Professor Massimo Palmarini,

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit and look for  Reference No 023616

Closing date: 7 January 2019



The postholder will join a small team responsible for providing a sterilisation and wash-up service for research laboratories within the CVR, including monitoring and changing of nitrogen cylinders and dispensing of liquid nitrogen. The post holder will also be required to provide operational support for two insectaries in the CVR on an ad hoc basis.  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, Grade 3, £17,079 - £19,202 per annum.

The post is funded until 31 March 2021.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Reference No 023693

Closing date: 7 January 2019


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