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Biostatistician/Computational Biologist

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University of Glasgow

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Job Title: Biostatistician/Computational Biologist
Vacancy Ref: 061868
Salary (grade 6/7) : £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum

The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking an experienced bioinformatician to work on a collaborative programme funded by the Scottish Government to support COVID-19 genomic surveillance.

The CVR has expanded its research programmes in viral genomics and transcriptomics, and its in-house sequencing facility has been upgraded to include state-of-the-art Illumina and Oxford Nanopore next-generation sequencing platforms, and automation equipment.

This position will be based in the CVR Bioinformatics group working closely with CVR Genomics and Prof Emma Thomson’s clinical team, and link to other agencies to support the assembly and analysis of data generated for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing across Scotland in order to generate regular reports for the Scottish and UK Governments on new variants and vaccine efficacy.

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.

This post has funding until 31 March 2022.

For enquiries regarding the post, please contact Prof Emma Thomson via email or Prof David L Robertson

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Closing date: 4 August 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 Scientist
Location: Glsagow, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 8 Jul 2021
Expiry date: 4 Aug 2021
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