Our group is based at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, which are located on the Gilmorehill and Garscube Campuses of the University of Glasgow (about 15 minute apart by bike). This creates cross-cutting research environment that allows group members to do everything from wet lab work, to bioinformatics, ecology, epidemiology and machine learning.

UPCOMING POSITIONS: We will be advertising two postdoctoral assistant/associates towards the end of 2020.

Postdoc 1, funded by a new NSF/BBSRC EEID grant, will focus on landscape epidemiology of vampire bat rabies using historical geo-referenced rabies outbreaks and GPS tracking of wild vampire bats. This 3 year position would suit a field biologist with strong (spatial) analytical skills or a computational ecologist who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. You’d work collaboratively with the Streicker lab, Jason Matthiopoulos, Tonie Rocke and Jorge Osorio. This position will be advertised in late summer 2020.

Postdoc 2, funded by a Wellcome Trust fellowship, will carry out data-driven mathematical modelling of vampire bat rabies, integrating a spatially-replicated, longitudinal field dataset (14 years, >30 sites) with serological and shedding records with new insights from controlled rabies infections in a captive colony. This 4 year position would suit a quantitative disease ecologist/epidemiologist, ideally with experience in ecological data from large field studies. This position will be advertised in late 2020, to start in 2021.

Prospective PhD students

Prospective PhD students should get in touch with me by sending a [1] CV,  [2] the names and contact information for 2 people who can comment on your work and [3] a one-page statement that explains your background (1/2 page) and the research you would like to do (1/2 page). Fully funded studentships are available on a competitive basis through the CVR’s PhD Programme, the University of Glasgow’s Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Integrative Infection Biology, or external scholarships. Already funded PhDs will be advertised on Twitter and FindAPhD.

Prospective Research Fellows

In the UK, fellowships are research-only positions that are available for highly competitive researchers across all career stages after a PhD (i.e., junior postdocs to full professors). They generally cover salary and research costs, providing research independence.

If you want to apply for a fellowship to work with us, get in touch and we can discuss ideas. Funding sources to consider include the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society, BBSRC, MRC and NERC, among others.