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Research Assistant/Associate - Virus Research

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University of Glasgow

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation

Research Assistant/Associate
Vacancy Ref: 041204
Salary: £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum

The Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is seeking an experienced researcher to join an established research programme within the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) focused on identifying and characterising intrinsic immune factors/genome encoded antiviral defenses.

The aim of our work is to identify novel antiviral host genes and to better understand the viral and host factors that control species-specific replication.

A better comprehension of such host virus relationships will be fundamental to the understanding of viral interspecies transmissions, viral epidemics and disease.

Our current approach includes the use of interferon stimulated gene (ISG) libraries combined with various molecular virology approaches.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with previous experience in handling viruses in a mammalian tissue-culture setting.

The CVR is a unique international research centre with a critical mass of researchers entirely dedicated to the study of viral diseases.

The CVR's collegiate and collaborative environment fosters a broad research portfolio.

Research at the CVR spans molecular, structural and cellular levels through to the individual host and affected population, integrating molecular and structural virology, cell biology, pathogenesis, epidemiology and mathematical modelling, virus genomics and bioinformatics.

Specifically the job requires extensive and up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in areas related to the field of research along with a strong background in molecular virology or the biology of the interferon response including cell signalling.

For appointment at grade 6, you will have SCQF level 10 (Honours Degree or equivalent) in a biological science, or other relevant subject or equivalent professional qualifications in a relevant academic/research discipline, and experience of personal development in a similar role, and for appointment at grade 7, SCQF level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

The position is funded on a full time basis (35 hours per week) until 31 March 2023.

Enquiries regarding this post may be directed to Professor Massimo Palmarini via email

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Closing date: 2 October 2020

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.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 2 Sep 2020
Expiry date: 2 Oct 2020
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