The Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a newly established health research institute within James Cook University, Australia. AITHM’s focus is on research in tropical health and medicine across a wide range of disciplines.
An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral position in the molecular immunology of infectious and chronic diseases, including malaria. A specific interest is the application of systems immunology to explore the mechanisms underlying immune responsiveness and vaccine efficacy, using samples from humans experimentally infected with Plasmodium parasites in controlled human malaria infections, or naturally exposed to malaria in geographically distinct field sites; as well as humans experimentally or naturally infected exposed to, or vaccinated against, other infectious and chronic diseases. A related interest is on omic-based technologies and rational vaccine design. An underlying concept is that development of optimally efficacious interventions against chronic infectious diseases such as malaria will need to improve on nature, and this can be accomplished by mining large-scale omic datasets to identify molecules and mechanisms underlying protective immunity. It is anticipated that this research will have broad application to a wide range of infectious and chronic diseases, with important implications for vaccination.
Additional Details & Application:
Tel: 61 430 589 981
www.jcu.edu.au (Position # 6000013514)
Are you interested in vector ecology and next generation sequencing techniques? Would you like to learn advanced molecular techniques in a vibrant research group at Murdoch University? Our group is investigating potentially pathogenic microorganisms in ticks as part of an ARC-funded project entitled “Tiresome ticks: Ecology and transmission of tick-borne disease in Australia”. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to be involved with every aspect of this highly relevant and exciting research. Some background in next generation sequencing is desirable.
A stipend of $27K is available to Australian citizens and permanent resident applicants. Please contact Professor Peter Irwin (P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au) for more information.
Area of study: The Plasmodium cycle in its mosquito vector
For more information:
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Malaria Research Institute
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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