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Senior Research Fellow & Professor of Virology

The Role

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine / The Roslin Institute

UE09/10 Senior Research Fellow / Professor
Salary range £57,696-£68,867 / £68,867-£112,161 per annum
Open ended (permanent) contract
Full time, 35 hours per week

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Group Leader in Virology (at Senior Research Fellow or Professor level) to join our exceptional team of researchers. You will lead an independent programme in virus research to improve understanding of how viruses interact with their hosts, contributing to The Roslin Institute’s mission to achieve sustainable agriculture, control diseases and enhance health.

The Virology division works, in collaboration with members across the institute, nationally and internationally, on viruses of global importance that impact the health of farmed animals and humans. We focus on one health research with the goal of advancing scientific knowledge and innovation, improving animal health and welfare, enhancing food security and addressing global challenges related to viral disease. Our interests broadly include host-virus interactions at scales from cells to target animals, viral evolution, epidemiology and transmission (including predicting zoonotic risk and virulence), , the basis of viral tropism and pathogenesis, and the genetic and immunological basis of host resistance to viruses. We are looking for candidates who can strengthen our research in these areas and complement current expertise with new technologies and approaches that can be applied to the strategic goals of the Institute.

As a BBSRC-sponsored Institute, our Principal Investigators receive core funding to appoint a technical specialist or postdoctoral researcher as well as an annual allowance for consumables and access to devolved funding to catalyse team science. Start-up funding is available by negotiation and we can assist with the cost and logistics of relocation (https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/job/relocation).

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • An internationally-leading research profile.
  • Substantial success in acquiring independent funding as Principal Investigator.
  • A strong track record of publishing excellent science.
  • Evidence of strong mentorship and contributions to the wider academic community.

Appointment to Senior Lecturer or Professorial level will be commensurate with experience measured against these criteria.

Applications should consist of a covering letter outlining your research interests and vision for the role, along with a full academic CV.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

This is a senior appointment by the University of Edinburgh and as such a competitive salary will be offered and will be negotiable depending on experience. The successful applicant will be employed as a University Senior Lecturer or Professor on University terms and conditions.

Roslin is an exciting, positive, creative, and rewarding place to work. We will give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The Roslin Institute holds a highly prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBTQ+ equality.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence by contacting Professor Finn Grey, Head of Division Virology,  Email: Finn.Grey@roslin.ed.ac.uk,  or Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Director of The Roslin Institute. E-mail: Bruce.Whitelaw@roslin.ed.ac.uk


Professor of Virology Job Description


Senior Research Fellow Job Description