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MRC-funded Clinical Research Fellow post to undertake a PhD

November 12, 2018

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Closing date:   26 November 2018

This is a fixed term (3 years) MRC Clinical Research Fellow post. The main purpose of this post is to develop a project in clinical and translational virology research at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), www.cvr.ac.uk. Viral diseases kill many millions of people each year and are a significant global challenge to human health and prosperity. At the CVR, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in virology and have created a specialized MRC-funded programme to train clinically qualified individuals from any specialty, who are enthusiastic about virus research.  We particularly encourage applications from those interested in a future career in clinical virology or infectious diseases, wishing to undertake a higher degree (PhD) and pursue an academic career.

You will work in a world leading virology research institution, alongside the UK’s largest grouping of internationally-leading virologists. Your training experience will centre on a ‘hands on’ research project in your supervisor’s laboratory, leading to the submission of a PhD degree. This formal training will be supplemented with mentorship, career advice and the acquisition of transferable skills. Our programme offers outstanding scientific training in a supportive and inspiring environment. There has never been a better time to train as a clinical academic and the CVR is the place to do it.

This post is justifiably fixed-term, as a training post, under the Fixed-term Employees (prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and will end within 6 months of the completion of specialist training. The funding for the position is available for up to 3 years.

Salary will on the Clinical Academic pay scale £33,550 – £58,092 per annum.

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