PhD Studentship -Develop and validate molecular diagnostic for malaria
Closing date: 15th June 2013
The Parasitology Unit of KIT-Biomedical Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands has a vacancy in a recently acquired EU funded project on the development of a molecular point of care test for malaria. The project aims at the development, evaluation and commercialization of a test based on the molecular detection of parasite DNA. In addition cost benefit analysis and its place in the current health systems will be assessed. The test will be developed in collaboration with commercial partners. For this project we are looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate to work at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Information about this vacancy can be obtained by contacting dr. Henk Schallig, research coordinator parasitology, telephone: 00 31 (0)20 – 5665447 or e-mail: email@example.com
PhD Studentship - Systematic funcational analysis of Schistosoma mansoni
Closing date 23rd May 2013
Supervisors Karl F Hoffmann - http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff/staff_profiles/krh/ John Doonan - http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff/staff_profiles/doonan,-prof.-john/
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Aberystwyth, UK
Closing date 30th April 2013
Looking to recruit a PDRA who will work on a project entitled ‘Flatworm DNA methylation: deciphering the mark and characterising the machinery’. This project represents an extension to the laboratory’s recent publications (Geyer et al., 2011, Nature Communications; Geyer and Hoffmann, 2012, International Journal for Parasitology). It aims to characterise the enzyme responsible for flatworm DNA methylation as well as to identify the genomic loci specifically targeted by the DNA methylation machinery.
For information and application forms please go to www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/jobs/vacancies-external/
Post-doc in parasitology Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date 3rd March 3013.
Conduct independent research in the above mentioned field of parasitology/neglected tropical diseases, and in particular on diagnostic test development. Responsible for acquisition of new research projects. Supervision of MSc and PhD students
See link for further details.
PhD opportunity in host-parasite interactions at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Closing date 15th Feb 2013.
Supervisors Prof. Tapio Mappes and Dr. Eva Kallio
Tick-borne diseases are a growingly important public health problem in Europe. Rodents, in turn, are the reservoir host for many tick-borne pathogens and the circulation of many tick-borne pathogens is determined by the interactions between the pathogen, the tick vectors and the reservoir rodent hosts. Meanwhile, tick-borne pathogens and ticks may impair the fitness of rodents and, consequently, influence the rodent population dynamics. This may be further translated into the dynamics of ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Therefore, in order to better understand the risks tick-borne pathogens may pose to humans, a key issue is to understand the interactions between rodent hosts, ticks and tick-borne pathogens.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Eva Kallio
RESEARCH LEADERS, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON
Closing date: 15 February, 2013
The Natural History Museum (NHM) is seeking to recruit a number of ‘Research Leaders’ into its staff to strengthen its capacity in Earth and Life Sciences. [Including, specifically in the area "Parasitology and neglected and/or emerging diseases"].
For a full role specification and to apply online, please visit the Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs (REF: NHM/RSL/GS)
Postdoctoral Fellow - Parasite Genomics Job Ref: 81333
Closing date for applications is: Friday 25th January 2013
Salary: £28563 to £35795 per annum with a discretionary range to £38594 per annum dependent on experience
The Parasite Genomics group uses large-scale sequencing approaches to study parasites associated with diseases of global importance to humans and animals, with a particular emphasis on diseases of developing countries.
Please see http://tinyurl.com/asdp94q for further details or to apply
Post: Post Doctoral Research Assistant – Molecular Biologist (Disease Initiative)
Salary: £27,612 per annum plus benefits
Contract: 36 month fixed term appointment Closing date: 13 January 2013
The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.
For a full job description and to apply online please visit the Natural History Museum website: www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs [navigate to current vacancies - ref NHM/RDI/GS
PhD Opportunity Application Deadline: 22 January 2013
Cryptosporidium comparative genomics,
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia as part of a European consortium.
Cryptosporidiosis is the predominant cause of parasitic diarrhoea in the UK and a large component of AIDs related deaths worldwide. It is caused by two closely related species of protozoan parasites the zoonotic Cryptosporidium parvum and anthroponotic Cryptosporidium hominis which although similar genetically, diverge phenotypically in respect to host range and virulence. One family of telomerically positioned cryptosporidium genes encodes secreted glycoproteins which diverge substantially in structure and sequence between the two species and which are good examples of rapidly evolving contingency loci. This project will focus on the exploitation of this new family of proteins to produce diagnostic and epidemiologic tools useful clinically and for public health intervention. It will do so by assessing heterogeneity between clinical isolates of Cryptosporidium in order to evaluate how differential expression of these proteins is associated with strain virulence and human immune response, with host preference and with transmission pattern. Application Deadline: 22 January 2013