Job offer available in Scotland Research Assistant or Associate depending on appointment. Grade 6 or 7 at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose
The post holder will the join the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) ( and will play a leading role in a research programme focussed on virus pathogenesis using a naturally occurring animal model of arbovirus infection (Bluetongue). The aim of the programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is to identify virus and host factors determining susceptibility and resilience to virus infection. The programme bridges in silico, in vitro and in vivo experiments exploring different facets of virus-host interactions.

The post-holder will have research experience in either virology or virus-host interactions. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching, Grade 6/7

Grade 6, £28,660 – £32,236 per annum. Grade 7 £35,210 – £39,610 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours) with approved funding for 3 years with an anticipated start date of November 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Anticipated Interview Date 29 October 2018


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