Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017, University of Technology Sydney
Salary: Research project funding of up to A$50,000
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The University of Technology Sydney runs a very competitive postdoctoral fellowship scheme. Parasitology was one of the first research strengths identified in this University that ultimately led to the establishment of the University’s Institute for Infection, Immunity and Innovation. Enquiries are welcome in any discipline area of veterinary and medical parasitology.
The competitive nature of these posts means that the ideal candidates have 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience already and a competitive track record for their stage of career (2-4 papers from a PhD and then 3+ papers per year of postdoctoral experience). Evidence of grant raising, service to professional societies, etc. also very welcome.
Contact John Ellis for more details John.Ellis@uts.edu.au
Closing date: 19 May 2016
Postdoc position at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Salary: $64,863 - $88,016 p.a.plus 9.5% superannuation
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The University of Melbourne has affirmed its position as the number one university in Australia, and remains among the fastest-rising research universities in the world's top 100, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is counted among the best universities in the world – 33 by the Times Higher Education (THE) and 32 by the US News and World Report Rankings. Please refer to Tradition of Excellence for further information.
The Research Fellow (Population Genetics) will join a research group with the research laboratory located in the Parkville Precinct a Biomedical Research Hub in Victoria, Australia - a vibrant research community consisting of numerous internationally prominent research institutes, hospitals and biomedical companies. With exceptional infrastructure, the University promotes world-class collaborative research in the life sciences and biomedicine. The research program utilises advanced genomic sequencing and bioinformatic technologies to explore the population biology of parasitic worms of major human health importance, including Schistosoma.
This project provides a unique avenue toward developing radically new approaches for the control of flatworms, built on a deep knowledge and understanding of flatworm molecular biology.
Closing date: 19 May 2016
Fully Funded PhD Studentships at Keele University: Apply to Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology & Parasitology!
Closing date for applications is 15rd Apr 2016.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences at Keele University is pleased to announce up to 7 fully-funded PhD studentships for UK/EU students for start in September/October 2016. Studentships will be awarded competitively to the best applicants across all research centres. The Faculty includes the Centre for Applied Entomology & Parasitology: www.keele.ac.uk/caep.
Candidates are expected to have a 1st class or 2.1 undergraduate degree, or a Distinction level MSc degree (or equivalent in the case of candidates from other EU countries). Students in the Faculty have an excellent record of successful completion and benefit from a structured approach to research support, extending from a dedicated project supervisor and supervisory team to access to a wide variety of research and training opportunities at Faculty and University level. PhD students are an integral part of our research community and are encouraged to take part in a wide-ranging seminar programme. They have access to University-wide opportunities through the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the cultural and academic environment of all students and staff through encouraging interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration across the university.
Each fully-funded studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus tuition fees (currently £14,296 for stipend and £4,121 for fees). The funding is available for 3 years.
The closing date for applications is Friday 15 April 2016. Full details and application procedures can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/studentships/. Applicants should submit an outline of their research interests, or of a particular research project that the applicant would like to work on (max. 2 pages): please contact a potential supervisor for discussion if required.
Example of a host laboratory within CAEP:
Our research focuses on the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, with the goal of improving our understanding of the parasite’s basic biology and the impact of this biology on virulence. The lab uses molecular genetics together with biochemical techniques to study this important pathogen. Our areas of interest include: a) mechanisms for silencing and promoting the recombination of a family of virulence genes called var genes - particularly the role that G-quadruplex DNA structures may play in var gene control; b) molecular mechanisms underlying DNA replication and cell cycle control in Plasmodium; c) a group of NAD-dependent deacetylase enzymes called sirtuins which regulate subtelomeric chromatin and virulence gene expression.
We are a young and active research group currently hosting 2 postdocs and 2 PhD students, within a wider cluster of 4 molecular parasitology labs.
Parafrap PhD programme, France
Salary range: The monthly gross salary will be according to French national rules approx. 1750 € (net salary approx. 1420 €).
Closing date for applications is 3rd Apr 2016.
The ParaFrap international PhD program is an ambitious program offering 11 competitive PhD grants to high-quality students/early stage scientists with a putative starting date in October 2016. The call will be international, opening applications to foreign students. The PhD thesis contract will be established for three years.
The ParaFrap PhD Program expects high quality students/ early stage scientists essentially motivated by Parasitology. These will join the forces of ParaFrap focussing on (i) developing new methodologies and sharing resources to overcome current roadblocks in studies of molecular, cellular and immunological processes of parasite biology and pathology, and (ii) feeding the pipeline with strategies and molecules for novel diagnostic tools and intervention strategies.
Applicants will be selected by a committee formed by group leaders of each of the participating laboratories, based on the high standards used at EMBL, including academic achievements, previous experience in research, and (blind) letters of recommendation.
The early stage scientists will be joining research projects selected by an external scientific board and managed by a main supervisor and a co-supervisor from two distinct research groups of the LabEx. These core research projects will focus on the use of state-of-the-art post-genomic tools to enhance knowledge of the parasites' biology and of their interactions with their hosts. Details on the PhD projects and supervisors can be found after successful registration and login into the ParaFrap PhD program website.
The core research projects will be complemented with a range of international training courses, which will take place (i) as an initial workshop of 2 weeks duration (ii) followed by focussed training workshops, which will be implemented at the rate of one or two per annum. These workshops will involve high-quality international speakers and contributors and take place in one of the following universities/institutes: University of Montpellier, Institut Pasteur (Paris) and University of Lille-North of France. Examples are the following: "Handling genomic and post-genomic databases in Parasitology", "Genetics and reverse genetics techniques for parasites", "High throughput genomics and functional genomics", "Imaging Parasites" etc.
To apply, follow this link.