Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Location Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Job Information

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.

Selection Criteria:

  1. A PhD in any aspect of biological sciences
  2. Expertise in cellular and molecular immunology, with a strong interest in systems immunology and computational science; and/or in immune regulation and host-pathogen interactions
  3. Demonstrated proficiency to carry out high quality research, and record of professional achievement in the relevant discipline area
  4. Demonstrated high-level skills in written and verbal communication, organization, and time management
  5. Good interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a team environment
  6. Capacity to think outside the box to foster creative achievement and innovative approaches
  7. Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment
  8. Expertise in host-pathogen interactions, immune regulation, malaria, reverse vaccinology, and/or vaccine development

Additional Details & Application:
Denise Doolan
Email: Denise.Doolan@jcu.edu.au
Tel: 61 430 589 981
www.jcu.edu.au (Position # 6000013514)



Title PhD scholarship available in tick-borne pathogen research at Murdoch University
Salary stipend of $27K is available to Australian citizens and permanent resident applicants.
Location Perth, WA
Job Information

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.



Title Postdoctoral position
Location Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Job Information

Area of study: The Plasmodium cycle in its mosquito vector

Prime criteria:

  • Documented history of excellent performance and congeniality.
  • Extensive experience with basic techniques of molecular biology.
  • Prior experience with parasite or vector biology is NOT required.

For more information:
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Malaria Research Institute
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
mlorena@jhsph.edu

 

To apply:

Send CV and names of three references to mlorena@jhsph.edu



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