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.

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We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist with a PhD and research experience in either virology or the biology of the interferon response. The overarching objective of this HBLB-funded programme, led by Prof Pablo Murcia, is to identify and characterise the antiviral defences that hamper influenza cross-species jumps and to identify the viral genes that allow influenza viruses to overcome them. The Murcia laboratory has generous funding from MRC, BBSRC, HBLB and the University of Glasgow, and their work is truly multidisciplinary as it combines experimental virology, field ecology, evolutionary biology, epidemiology and mathematical modelling.

The position is funded for 3 years on a full-time basis and the appointment will be made at Grade 7 (£35,845 - £40,322 per annum).

Interested applicants should apply online at and seek Reference No. 040348.

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Prof Pablo Murcia (

Closing date: 6 September 2020


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