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.


We are seeking to appoint an Engagement and Communications Co-ordinator to develop and implement the public engagement and communications strategy for the CVR, strengthening internal and external communication, building capacity, developing partnerships and promoting our work. The position involves planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating a programme of creative engagement initiatives and events, as well as supporting CVR staff and students in delivering their own activities.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated and confident communicator, capable of developing and managing internal and external engagement and communication activities. People-focused with outstanding communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills together with experience of using a range of communication channels, you will be able to support researchers to engage with diverse audiences. The ability to develop, manage and evaluate initiatives from inception to completion is essential to the role.

Salary will be on the University’s Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum, pro rata for 21-28 hours per week.

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

This post is part time (21-28 hours per week) and has funding until 31 March 2021.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit: and look for Job Reference No 024802

Closing date: 22 April 2019


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