Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to a research project focused on the application of machine learning to large genomic datasets from hosts and viruses to develop predictive genotype to phenotype models of emerging viruses. Specifically, the aims of the work are to create tools that can help identify the zoonotic potential of viruses prior to emergence and that can identify novel highly divergent viruses infecting humans using genomic sequence data.

The post holder will work primarily with Dr. Daniel Streicker, but will collaborate more broadly among the bioinformaticians and wet lab scientists within the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR).

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, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding until 30 April 2019 in the first instance.

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.

Vacancy ref: 019970, Closing date: 21 January 2018.

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.

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