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 CVR is seeking an outstanding Scientific Manager to manage and develop the new Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI) based in the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) on the Garscube Campus.  SCMI delivers a high-quality cryo-microscopy service to the structural biology communities of Scotland and Northern England.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated, organised scientist possessing knowledge and experience in structural biology research by cryo-EM (or a related field) with an ability to produce work suitable for publication in international peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with a PhD in Structural Biology with cryo-EM together with a desire to undertake cutting-edge scientific research are encouraged to apply.  Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results clearly and logically, working co-operatively as part of a team as well as independently, are also essential capabilities for this post.

This post is full time and has secured funding for one year in the first instance with additional funding likely to coincide with the CVR’s quinquennial funding in place until March 2021.

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact the SCMI Director, Dr David Bhella (

Salary will be on the University’s Technical and Specialist Grade, level 8 depending on experience, £42,418 - £49,149 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply online at and look for Reference No. 021124 where further details about this post can be found. 

The closing date for applications is 6th June 2018.


The post-holder will contribute to a Wellcome Trust funded project on the molecular and cellular interactions between Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts, Aedes mosquitoes and arboviruses including dengue and Zika. A primary aim will be to better understand the mechanistic basis by which some Wolbachia strains can block transmission of these viruses by the mosquito, and will make use of a number of recently created Wolbachia-transinfected lines of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, and in Aedes cell line systems.

The project will involve a combination of some or all of: work with mosquito and cell lines; virus challenges; advanced cell and molecular biology analyses; proteomics and / or functional analyses of proteomics hits; and confocal or cryoEM microscopy.

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and well organised scientist with experience and proven ability to produce work of the highest standard suitable for publication in leading international peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field with experience and/or knowledge in the area cellular biology, insect biology and/or virology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to work independently and co-operatively within a team are essential attributes for this post.

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Professor Steven Sinkins,

Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,883 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

For further details and to submit an electronic application online visit and look for Job Reference No 021092

Closing date:  11 June 2018

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