Title Parasitology Summer Course (VII ParSCo)
Location University of Bari (Italy)
Job Information

Following six consecutive successful years, we are pleased to announce the seventh edition of the Parasitology Summer Course (VII ParSCo) from the 22 July to 29 July 2019. The VII ParSCo is organized by the Parasitology and Mycology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari (Italy), with the support of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), Società Italiana di Parassitologia (SOIPA) and Parasites Vectors. ParSCo is an intense, one-week long course for parasitologists and post-graduate students working in the field of veterinary parasitology.

More precisely, the aim of this course is to train from ten to 12 people with interest in the field of parasitology mainly on the practical aspects of the discipline and to give them an overview of the most important arthropod vectors of pathogen in the Parco Regionale di Gallipoli Cognato (Matera, Basilicata region – Italy). A detailed programme of the course is herein attached. This year attendees will have the opportunity to participate to practical activities on collection, identification and diagnosis of parasites such as Leishmania infantum, sand flies, ticks, cestodes, metastrongyloids of felids (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus spp.), Trichinella and eyeworms (Thelazia callipaeda).
The course traditionally takes place in Basilicata, southern Italy, in the heart of the Mediterranean. This region is fairly suitable for an optimal development of arthropods and thus for the life cycles of many parasites causing arthropod-borne diseases.

Apply by 22 March 2019

For more details please check the promo (with interviews):


We look forward to meeting also this year fellows of the ASP attending our course for a successful VII ParSCo meeting and to sharing with you our experience in the field of parasitology!

Domenico Otranto
Filipe Dantas-Torres

University of Bari, Italy

Title Professor in Basic Research in Biology of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (open rank)
Location The University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Job Information

The University of Basel, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), invites applications for a professorship (open rank) in basic research in biology of infectious diseases of poverty.

Your position
The successful candidate has an excellent scientific publication record and proven track record in the acquisition of competitive research funding, will complement and enhance the research portfolio of Swiss TPH, in particular the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, as well as the broader Basel Life Sciences community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Your profile
We are interested in candidates developing an innovative and cutting-edge research programme focusing on one of the main infectious diseases of poverty, such as (but not limited to) malaria, tuberculosis, helminth infections or dengue. Candidates with a strong quantitative background are particularly encouraged to apply. To fit into our interdisciplinary and highly diverse institute, we expect the successful candidate to possess adequate leadership skills, thus leading by example, and representing the mission, strategy and core values of Swiss TPH.

We offer you
The successful candidate will be an employee of Swiss TPH as leading scientist in the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology. The Swiss TPH is a leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries and combines research, education and services in a unique manner, employing over 800 people from more than 70 nations, including 200 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. Basel is the home of a vibrant Life Sciences community and provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Application / Contact
Applications (a single pdf including a short motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and a two-page summary of current and future research) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland and submitted online to dekanat-philnat@unibas.ch. For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Jürg Utzinger, Director of Swiss TPH (juerg.utzinger@swisstph.ch).

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2019.