VACANCIES

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 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.

We are recruiting for the following positions at the CVR:

 

Research Support Co-ordinator, Ref 052286

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Support Co-ordinator to join the CVR and to provide efficient and effective support to the CVR Director, Research Manager, Senior Management Team and CVR researchers, to ensure that the CVR meets its research objectives and takes advantage of every opportunity to excel in its research programmes and overall activities 

The position is funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2023. Requests for flexible working will be considered. The appointment will be made on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek Reference No. 052286

Closing Date: 28 April 2021

Interviews will take place during week commencing 17 May 2021.

For enquiries regarding this post, please contact Dr Maria McPhillips (Maria.McPhillips@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Facility Manager, Ref 052807 

We are seeking an experienced Manager with scientific experience to manage a new facility designed to support antiviral drug discovery for high consequence viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. “CRUSH” (COVID-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub) represents a fully integrated hub for SARS-CoV-2 drug screening and resistance assays, including in pre-clinical animal models.

The Facility Manager will support the CRUSH Academic Lead by overseeing the day-to-day management and activities of the facility. This will include, for example, interaction with CRUSH users to design milestone driven projects and processes, devising and applying standard operating procedures, implementing an appropriate information management system and supervising technical staff.  

The position is funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2023 but there may be scope to extend this further. The appointment will be made at Grade 8, £44,045 - £51,034 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek Reference Number 052807

Closing Date: 22 April 2021

For enquiries regarding this post, please contact Prof Arvind Patel (Arvind.Patel@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Business Development and Liaison Manager, Ref 053626

We are seeking an experienced Business Development and Liaison Manager with experience of working and collaborating with biopharmaceutical companies.  The Business Development and Liaison Manager is pivotal to developing a new facility designed to support antiviral drug discovery for high consequence viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.  “CRUSH” (COVID-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub) was established with funding from LifeArc and in part from MRC. The facility represents a fully integrated hub for SARS-CoV-2 drug screening and resistance assays, including in pre-clinical animal models.

The Business Development and Liaison Manager will be responsible for driving the attraction of new/expanded business to CRUSH, be a point of contact for the Facility and providing the interface between scientific staff of CRUSH, key stakeholders, and customers.

The position is funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2023 but there is  scope to extend this further.  The appointment will be made at on the Management, Professional and Administrative grade, level 8  £44,045 - £51,034 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek Reference Number 053626

Closing Date: 6 May 2021

For enquiries regarding this post, please contact Donna Macpherson  (donna.macpherson@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Research Technician, Ref 054147

We are looking to appoint a Research Technician to carry out research on viral manipulation of host cell signaling pathways in Dr Adam Fletcher’s Group. The overall aim of the group is to explore new ways that the cell responds to viral infection; a multidisciplinary approach is employed encompassing molecular virology, cell biology, chemical biology and biochemistry.

The post holder will provide in-depth technical expertise and support in one or more of the following areas: molecular virology, cloning and preparation of plasmid stocks; protein purification and biochemical assays; mammalian cell culture; microscopy.

The position is funded until 31 January 2025.  Salary will be on the University’s Technical and Specialist Grade, level 5 £22,417 - £26,715 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek Reference Number 054147

Closing Date: 6 May 2021

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Adam Fletcher (Adam.Fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist/Research Software Engineer, Ref 053786

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist/Research Software Engineer who will make a leading contribution to the MRC funded project SARS-CoV-2 Genome to Phenotype (G2P-UK) consortium. You will be embedded (working remotely or on site) with researchers based in the CVR and other consortium sites in the UK. The project will involve working with virus genome sequence data, developing an online resource for SARS-CoV-2 sequence data and prioritisation of sets of mutations and variants for experimental characterisation. You will work closely with other members of the CVR Bioinformatics group, COG-UK and G2P-UK consortium to achieve the project goals. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates with a background in bioinformatics, genome sequences data analysis or research software engineering/computer science are encouraged to apply. Experience with a graph database platform and web resource development projects will be an advantage.

The position is funded for 18 months on a full-time basis.  The appointment will be made at Grade 6/7 depending on experience, £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek Reference Number 053786

Closing Date: 29 April 2021

For enquiries regarding this post, please contact Prof David L Robertson (david.l.robertson@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Research Technician, Ref 054146

We are seeking to appoint a Research Technician to maintain tick colonies and contribute to the efficient day-to-day running of the Brennan Research Group (https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/staff/groups/brennangroup/) and Containment Level (CL) 2/CL3 insectaries within the CVR.  The applicant will also carry out data collection and analysis.

The position is funded until 31 May 2023.  Salary will be on the University’s Technical and Specialist Grade, level 5 £22,417 - £26,715 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek the reference number noted above.

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Ben Brennan (Ben.Brennan@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Research Associate, Ref 053768

Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist, Ref 053607

We are seeking an experienced researcher and a bioinformatician to work on a collaborative programme funded by the Scottish Government to support COVID-19 genomic surveillance. The CVR has expanded its research programmes in viral genomics and transcriptomics, and its in-house sequencing facility has been upgraded to include state-of-the-art Illumina and Oxford Nanopore next-generation sequencing platforms, and automation equipment.

The Research Associate will lead the viral genomics aspect of the programme at the CVR and collaborate closely with other teams in the institute and with other agencies, including Public Health Scotland and the NHS Edinburgh and Glasgow Specialist Virology labs, aiming to efficiently run a high-throughput sequencing workflow to support surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland.

The Bioinformatics role will be based in the CVR Bioinformatics group working closely with CVR Genomics and Prof Emma Thomson’s clinical team, and link to other agencies to support the assembly and analysis of data generated for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing across Scotland in order to generate regular reports for the Scottish and UK Governments on new variants and vaccine efficacy.

These positions are funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2022.  Appointment will be made at Grade 7 for the Research Associate post and either Grade 6/7 for the Bioinformatics post (Grade 6 £29,176 - £32,817 / Grade 7 £35,845 - £40,322 per annum).

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek the relevant Reference Numbers noted above.

Closing Date: 12 May 2021

For enquiries regarding the Research Associate post, please contact Dr Ana da Silva Filipe (ana.dasilvafilpe@glasgow.ac.uk) and for the Bioinformatics post enquiries should be directed to Prof Emma Thomson (emma.thomson@glasgow.ac.uk) or Prof David L Robertson (david.l.robertson@glasgow.ac.uk).

 

Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist, Ref 053606

We are seeking to recruit an experienced bioinformatician to make a leading contribution to several UKRI funded projects.  These include the development of scripts/software to support the analysis of data generated using PhipSeq technology, recently established at the CVR  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4844011/; support for the COVID and HCV GLUE projects http://cov-glue.cvr.gla.ac.uk/  http://hcv-glue.cvr.gla.ac.uk/ and provide support for formalizing scripts developed by the Thomson team and colleagues for onward publication of pipelines for de novo assembly and mapping.  The role will be based in Prof Emma Thomson’s clinical team and will link to the CVR Bioinformatics Group led by Prof David Robertson.

This position is funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2022.  Appointment will be made at Grade 6 or 7 depending on experience (Grade 6 £29,176 - £32,817 / Grade 7 £35,845 - £40,322 per annum).

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek the relevant reference number noted above.

Closing Date:  12 May 2021

For enquiries regarding this post please contact either Prof Emma Thomson (emma.thomson@glasgow.ac.uk) or Dr Sreenu Vattipally (sreenu.vattipally@glasgow.ac.uk)

 

Research Software Engineer/Bioinformatician, Ref 054586

We are seeking to recruit an experienced software engineer who will make a leading contribution to virus resource development at the CVR.  You will be principally involved in the support of virus bioinformatics projects in the CVR, and the development of our online viral genome resources, for example, http://cov-glue.cvr.gla.ac.uk/ and http://hcv-glue.cvr.gla.ac.uk/. You will have a lead role in the support, maintenance and development of the underlying software framework and implementation of specific GLUE resources in line with CVR research priorities and in collaboration with other bioinformaticians and researchers at the CVR.

Candidates with a background in bioinformatics, computational, computer science, and/or software engineering are encouraged to apply. While experience of comparative genomics research, applied to virology in particular, will be an advantage it is not essential.

This position is funded until 31 March 2023 on a full time basis. Applications will also be considered from candidates who are available to work on a part time basis.  Salary will be on the University’s Technical and Specialist Grade, level 6/7 depending on experience, £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek the reference number noted above.

Closing Date: 14 May 2021

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Professor David L Robertson via email david.l.robertson@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Laboratory Information Management System Manager, Ref 054446

We are recruiting for an experienced Manager to  help setup and administer IT and LIMS systems linked to a new research project, CVR Crush. This new facility has been established to screen antiviral drugs and inactivating agents against SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses affecting human health and requiring biocontainment.

The LIMS Manager will be expected to provide efficient management and support of the LIMS and so will have experience in managing databases and LIMS systems and with interfacing to a variety of instruments and applications.

The position is funded on a full-time basis until 31 March 2024. The appointment will be made at Grade 6/7 depending on experience, (Grade 6 £29,176 - £32,817 / Grade 7 £35,845 - £40,322 per annum).

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ and seek the reference number noted above.

Closing Date: 14 May 2021

For enquiries regarding this post, please contact Prof Arvind Patel (Arvind.Patel@glasgow.ac.uk)

  

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