Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

The post holder will join a group researching the genomics of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), and will play a leading role in a Wellcome Trust collaborative project on the analysis of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) pathogenesis in a human challenge system.

The post holder will also be embedded in the CVR viral bioinformatics team. The work will involve performing data analysis, developing novel analytical approaches, and carrying out independent computer-based research on extensive amounts of high-throughput sequence (HTS) data and the processed information derived therefrom.

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to formulating and submitting research publications and research proposals, as well as to helping manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities arise.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,098 - £31,604/£34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time and has funding until 31 March 2022.

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.

For enquiries regarding this post please contact Prof Andrew Davison, andrew.davison@glasgow.ac.uk.

Vacancy ref: 019756, Closing date: 11 February 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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