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 an experienced public engagement professional to lead on the planning and management of a creative programme of internal and external engagement initiatives and events, and support the development and implementation of our Public Engagement and Communications strategy.

The post-holder will also co-ordinate training and development for CVR staff and students to build capacity in engagement and communication and foster an internal culture where public engagement with research is supported and valued.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated and confident communicator with outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a people-focused approach.  You’ll have experience of using a range of communication channels and be able to support researchers to develop their own engagement activities and engage with diverse audiences. The ability to develop, manage and evaluate initiatives from inception to completion is essential to the role, as is the management of strategic activities and experience of supporting the embedding of public engagement with research at an institutional level.

This post is part time (up to 0.8FTE) and is available until 31st March 2022 in the first instance, subject to renewal of funding on a five-year cycle.

Salary will be on the University’s Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum, pro rata for up to 28 hours per week

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Dr Maria McPhillips, or phone 0141 330 6879.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit Recruitment and look for Vacancy Reference No 031764.

Closing date: 6 April 2020


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