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Research Fellow - Evolutionary Biologist / Bioinformatician

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University of Glasgow

Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Evolutionary Biologist / Bioinformatician

The Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking an experienced researcher, with a PhD to carry out computer-based research on the epidemiology and evolution of Equine Influenza Virus in the CVR.

The postholder will combine epidemiology and evolutionary biology with NGS and state-of-the-art analytical tools to track the origins and spread of equine influenza virus across the entire UK and to characterise the dynamics of the 2019 epizootic.

The candidate will be based at the CVR working within a multidisciplinary group that includes wet and dry scientists with different backgrounds (Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Mathematical Modelling, Epidemiology and Evolutionary Biology). Candidates with a background in any of the following fields are encouraged to apply: evolutionary biology, epidemiology, genetics, bioinformatics; mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.

The CVR is a unique international research centre with a critical mass of researchers entirely dedicated to the study of human and animal 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.

The Laboratory is placed in the Sir Henry Wellcome Building in a beautiful park in the Garscube Estate in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and the fourth largest in the UK

Glasgow is a cultural city with a large selection of museums, theatres, live music venues and it is the home of the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and other arts organisations.

Glasgow is surrounded by beautiful countryside including the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

The position is funded until 31 March 2024 on a full time basis and the appointment will be made at Grade 7 (£35,845-£40,322 per annum).

The vacancy reference number is 052206.

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Professor Murcia via email :

For more information and to apply online please follow the link:

Closing date: 14 April 2021

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: 16 Mar 2021
Expiry date: 14 Apr 2021
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