Director of the
Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research;
Professorship of Virology
The Medical Research Council (MRC)-University of
Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) was established in 2010 through
combining the strengths of the MRC Virology Unit with the University of
Glasgow’s virology research. The CVR’s mission is to carry out
multidisciplinary research on viruses, vectors and viral diseases of humans and
animals, translating the knowledge gained for the improvement of health and
benefit of society. The CVR currently undertakes research covering a broad
spectrum of topics: these include chronic and community acquired viral
infections, host immunity to virus infection, emerging and zoonotic virus
infections, structural virology, and virus genomics & bioinformatics.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a leader with
an international reputation for research excellence to lead the CVR as both
Director and Professor of Virology; this position is jointly funded by the MRC
and University of Glasgow. The Director sets the CVR’s overall strategy and
ensures delivery, with long-term core funding provided by the MRC, complemented
by financial support from the University of Glasgow and additional competitive
grant awards. The Director is also responsible for maintaining and extending
the CVR’s leading edge contributions to world-class virology research, and
ensuring that outputs remain at the international forefront. Furthermore, the
Director supports a key MRC and University strategic objective to train the
next generation of scientists. Contribution to excellence in research will
encompass international leadership in your relevant subject area through
originality in research and scholarship and advancement of knowledge.
The Selection Committee will be supported in this
appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver, who will help to identify
the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their
assessment against the requirements for this role.
To apply, or to download further information on the
required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/
quoting reference 3681.
The deadline for applications is midday (BST) onMonday 10th
Location: Glasgow.Salary: Competitive.
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