Subject: Euroleish.net is looking for 15 PhD candidates in Leishmaniasis control: call open with deadline for submission 5 April 2015
The European Commission has granted funding for an Innovative Training Network within the Marie Sklodowska Curie-Horizon 2020 programme, which goal is to form the next generation of scientists that will contribute to the control of leishmaniasis.
The EUROLEISH-NET Project is coordinated by ISGlobal, Spain. The network is now recruiting 15 PhD students in projects ranging from drug discovery and development, drug resistance, diagnostics and vaccine development, population genetics, vector control to integrated control programmes.
We are looking for molecular biologists, biochemists, immunologists, epidemiologists, parasitologists, entomologists, physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists, IT engineers and economists interested in developing and evaluating new tools to prevent, diagnose and treat leishmaniasis in Europe and the rest of the world.
Further information in www.euroleish.net
PhD studentship: Project title: Thermal variation and immune function during the domestication of fishes
Deadline for applications: 1st March 2015.
Supervisors: Dr J.A. Jackson (Aberystwyth University) firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr J. Cable (Cardiff University) email@example.com
Project description: The world’s population is projected to increase to 9 billion by the year 2050. To ensure food security and to support this population growth, it is estimated that food production will need to increase by at least 70%. Aquaculture will be an important component of this increase and already exceeds food production from the exploitation of wild aquatic populations.
PhD studentship Aberystwyth University: Increasing the selectivity and potency of a novel anti-helmintic chemical entity
Deadline: : Tuesday 31st March 2015
We propose a PhD project that progresses novel anthelmintics down the early-stage drug discovery pipeline. Our previous collaborative work with a Welsh-based company (Phytoquest Ltd.) has identified a preliminary ‘hit series’ of structurally defined, natural product analogues with diverse activity against human parasitic worms. Using these pre-existing data, we now will develop a cross-Wales interdisciplinary program that applies medicinal chemistry, computational biology and automated high content/high-throughput whole organism screens to schistosome blood flukes (causative agent of human and animal schistosomiasis).
To achieve this objective - identifying a selectively potent, anti-schistosomal compound with activity against both larvae and adult schistosome forms within three years - we will utilize an innovative screening approach in our drug discovery project. This approach is underpinned by our interdisciplinary expertise in medicinal chemistry, novel chemical entity synthesis, high-throughput in vitro whole organism assays, helminth biology and computational biology. As there are very few academic groups possessing the same collection of skills, our collaborative team is competitively positioned to competently train a PhD student proficient in these arts.
Professor Karl Hoffmann – Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Andrew Westwell – School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University (westwellA@cf.ac.uk)
Please contact Prof Hoffmann for further enquiries.
Post-doctoral Research Assistant - Diagnostic development
Deadline 12th December 2014
The post will involve the development and testing of molecular diagnostic tools for Tuberculosis and HIV. These assays will be integrated into mobile, lab-on-chip devices and require testing in LSTM’s Category III facilities for the limit of detection, sensitivity and specificity. The post will involve developing innovative ways to process clinical samples and assess the biosafety of tests. You will also work closely withour industrial partners and attend meetings to inform and update progress on diagnostic development.
For more information see the website
Keele University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Bioscience
Closing date for applications: 15th December 2014
We are looking to appoint a research-active Lecturer or Senior Lecturer within the Biochemistry teaching team to contribute to undergraduate Biochemistry and Biomedical Science teaching at all levels, particularly in the areas of cell biology, immunology and microbiology, and to contribute to taught postgraduate programmes.
Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals committed to high-quality teaching and research and with a good track record of achievement. You will be able to incorporate your knowledge and experience of the discipline into exciting learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is our expectation that you will qualify for inclusion in future Research Excellence Framework submissions in the UK.
For full post details and to apply, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/qbyvjyy