Project Manager - Visceral Leishmaniasis (Ref 418)
Closing Date: Monday 9th December 2013 (12 noon GMT)
In order to sustain this commitment, LSTM requires an enthusiastic and motivated Project Manager to join our expanding team with principal duties focusing on efficiently managing and providing technical input on projects with a focus on disease vector control. The successful candidate will provide support for international research projects with a range of different institutional partners across the USA and India, hence the ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of people is crucial to the role.
The role will provide the opportunity to be involved in implementation of field work, capacity building and analysis of data, it is therefore essential that you have hands on research experience with the ability to apply it within a technical operational research environment.
Educated to MSc level (or equivalent) in a field relevant to vector control/public health you will have demonstrable experience in the co-ordination and management of field based projects in resource poor environments, project management experience and a working knowledge of vector control programmes. A PhD in a relevant field would be advantageous but not essential.
If you are interested in applying, please return your up to date CV and covering letter (quoting reference 418) stating your interest and suitability for the role, together with completed copies of our Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, via email to Lstmjobs@liverpool.ac.uk, or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA
Research Assistant - Vector Biology - LSTM
Closing Date: Tuesday 26th November 2013
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists involved on an MRC funded project on Malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa. Working within an active evolutionary genetics group, key responsibilities will include investigating how heterogeneities in species composition and physiological insecticide resistance continue to heterogeneities in malaria transmission.
With a BSc/MSc in Biology or a related field, you will have a range of skills including field ecology, molecular biology laboratory techniques and analysis of genotypic data. Previous experience of working with insect vectors and/or in malaria endemic countries is desirable but not essential. The post will be based at the MRC Research Unit, The Gambia, for the full duration of the contract.
Full details of the position are available at
Imperial College London- Research Associate
closing date 24 November
The Fisher Lab is seeking a computationally-minded molecular epidemiologist/ecologist to join a research group investigating the evolutionary ecology of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian extinctions. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in one of the following areas:epidemiology, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related quantitative discipline. You should also be able to demonstrate strong knowledge of, and interest in, pathogen epidemiology as well as having experience of working with large and complex databases. The position is supported by a full time research assistant (job to be posted soon).
Filarial Diseases: Research Scientist
Closing date for applications is 26th October 2013.
Applications are invited for the post of Research Scientist in the Tropical Parasitic Diseases Unit of NPIMR.This post involves working on projects concerned with the discovery and development of new drugs for human filarial diseases. The work will be based in theUKbut will involve overseas laboratory and fieldwork, particularly inW. Africa. The post is primarily concerned with the discovery and development of new drugs in laboratory models; collecting parasites/samples, conducting drug efficacy assays, PCR, data processing/management, interaction with pharmaceutical companies and other outside organizations, and general laboratory and office duties. The post-holder will be expected to prepare and/or assist in the preparation of scientific reports and papers.
The post will be held on an initial six month contract which may be renewable with a salary scale of £29,000 to £34,000 pa inc. London Allowance.
Applicants should please forward a CV and covering letter to Dr Simon Townson by e-mail email@example.com .
Research Technician (Sparking Impact Award)
Closing date: 20th September 2013: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences - Aberystwyth University, UK
'We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated research technician to join an energetic and enthusiastic team of investigators working on a project entitled ‘Building a working industrial alliance to shape early stage anthelmintic drug discovery’.'
For informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Karl Hoffmann on firstname.lastname@example.org or (01970) 622237.
For information and application forms please go to www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/jobs/vacanciesexternal/
Lecturer/senior lecturer in Vector Biology - Keele University
Closing date: 28th August
This position is part of an exciting new research partnership between Keele University and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). FAPESP will fund a clinical research scientist (Young Investigator Fellow) in São Paulo with research interests that complement those of CAEP. The Keele and FAPESP researchers will spend up to 6 months per year on average at each other’s home institution and FAPESP will provide additional salary support for the Keele appointee whilst in São Paulo. It is the intention that the appointees will act as a catalyst for extensive research collaboration between the two institutions.
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Lecturer in Wildlife veterinary and Bio-veterinary science
Closing date: 31st July
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Grade 7 / 8: £33,230 - £44,604 (Commensurate with skills and experience)
Applications are invited for five lectureships in the biological sciences at the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with research interests encompassing agricultural systems. Particular areas of interest include: Animal Disease Epidemiology, Wildlife veterinary / bio-veterinary science, Biochemistry, Landscape Ecology, Freshwater Biology.
For information and application forms please go to www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/jobs/vacancies-external/
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