Title PhD positions
Location French Parasitology Consortium of Excellence, “ParaFrap”
Job Information

The International PhD program of the French national research project ‘ParaFrap’ is currently open for applications for 11 Ph.D. positions to be started in October 2016.

The Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) ParaFrap is a Health Sciences collaborative research program focusing on molecular and cellular Parasitology in its wider sense; it was initiated by 21 French leading groups in the field. It is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the French Ministry of Research and supports four major research fields in protozoan models such as Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Leishmania, Trypanosoma, Entamoeba and Theileria :

  • Post-genomic data exploration
  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis and protective immunity
  • Parasite molecular and cellular biology
  • Towards new intervention strategies against parasitic pathogens

The ParaFrap International PhD program is an ambitious program offering competitive PhD grants to high-quality students/early stage scientists. The call is international, opening applications to foreign students. 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. Additional information about ParaFrap can be found on http://www.labex-parafrap.fr/en/.
Eligibility requirements

  1. Applicants must have achieved academic excellence and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD project in Parasitology. They should have obtained a ‘Masters 2’ degree or an equivalent (5 years after high/secondary school) in science by July 2016; out of this format, only exceptional dossiers (upon justification) will be considered by the program director.
  2. English language skills are necessary.
  3. The PhD program does not have an age restriction, but most accepted candidates are 24-26 years old and start their Ph.D. within a year of finishing their M.S., a few of them within 3 years.
  4. Mobility between the Master’s lab and the PhD lab is mandatory, meaning that the applicants must change from their present Research Director and Institute to another (s) for the PhD training. Information about the PhD research projects, selection process, as well as the application procedure, is available at https://www.parafrap-application.org .

Successful applicants will be enrolled in one of the 11 research groups who were awarded the PhD grants, distributed among diverse French Universities (see website). Each applicant will have to indicate 3 projects of interest. He/she should be enrolled in one of the three projects indicated, unless the selection committee sees a particular interest in modifying one of his/her options.

The deadline for submitting applications is on the 3rd April 2016.

Selection procedure

  • Pre-selection: 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. Each PI will select six applicants according to his/her CV, academic records, laboratory experience and letters of recommendation from referees.
  • Interviews: The ParaFrap selection committee will then shortlist 25-30 candidates who will be invited for the final selection round (interviews) which will take place at Institut Pasteur in Paris on June 22nd and 23rd. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by ParaFrap; but applicants from outside the European Union might be interviewed by video conference.
  • Final selection: After ranking by the selection committee, acceptance letters will be sent immediately to the top 11 candidates, who will be asked to respond within the next week. Candidates 12-20 will also be notified of their outcome. Should a candidate refuse the offer, the first candidate in the waiting list will receive a letter of acceptance.

Supervision of the PhD thesis work The PhD student will be supervised by his/her thesis supervisor and will also be assigned a personal tutor, who has to be from another institute and, in general, will be the main collaborator (‘co-PI’) in the project. A PhD thesis committee will interview the student at the end of the 1st and 2nd year and produce a report to the Doctoral School.
Thesis contract

Duration: The PhD thesis contract is established for three years.

Studentship: The monthly gross salary will be according to French national rules approx. 1750 € (net salary approx. 1420 €). Selected candidates will receive private health insurance and social security entitlements.
PhD Program provisional planning

April 3rd, 2016 Application deadline

April 12th, 2016 Referees deadline (blind letters of recommendation)

April 30th, 2016 Invitations for interviews sent to applicants

June 22nd-23rd, 2016 Interviews in France (Institut Pasteur, Paris) and notification of the results

June 30th, 2016 Definitive acceptance by the selected applicants

October 1st, 2016 Start of the PhD

Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Parasitology)
Location University of Melbourne
Job Information

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Salary: $92,654 – $110,022 p.a. (Level B) or $113,496 – $130,866 p.a. (Level C), plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications, and university teaching and research experience.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Parasitology will teach undergraduate and graduate students (veterinary and non-veterinary) in areas of Veterinary Parasitology, and assist in the development of relevant subjects in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum.

For appointment to either level, an already demonstrated record and commitment to innovative, high-quality teaching, and the provision of research supervision to postgraduate research students, is essential. The successful applicant will develop an active research program and undertake some administrative duties appropriate to the level of appointment.

The position will be located at the Parkville campus of the Veterinary School. The appointee will be expected to teach and to attend meetings and seminars at both the Parkville and Werribee campuses.

Close date:  24 Jan 2016 (extended from 20 Jan 2016)

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

Download File 0040110.pdf

Title Molecular Parasitologist
Location Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Job Information

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) and the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level for research on malaria. Areas of interest include but are not restricted to molecular and cell biology, immunology and vaccine development, pharmacology and drug development, genomics, and host-parasite interactions.

Extensive insectary and core facilities are available to successful applicants, including the JHMRI field site in Zambia. A competitive start-up package, salary and benefits will be provided. Individuals will be expected to develop independent research programs within an interactive environment of investigators interested in the pathogenesis of microbial diseases. There will be opportunities for teaching and training graduate students. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and appropriate post-doctoral experience.

Applicants should provide curriculum vitae, description of research interests and the names of at least three references to malariafacultysearch@jhu.edu by April 29, 2016.

For more information, contact Genevieve Williams, Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, E5141, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD, 21205, 410-614-4883, genevieve.williams@jhu.edu.

Established in 2001, the JHMRI supports a broad program of basic research targeting novel approaches to malaria treatment and control. For information on JHMRI faculty, research programs, fellowships, core resources, and the Malaria Institute at Macha, please visit our website, http://malaria.jhsph.edu

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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


To apply:

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

Title Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Location French Parasitology Consortium of Excellence, “ParaFrap”
Job Information

8  three-­‐year  grants  to  work  in  leading  French  parasitology  laboratories  by  the  end  of  2016  

The  French  Labex  ParaFrap  is  seeking  eight  Post-­‐Doctoral  researchers  to  lead  pioneering  research  in  modern   parasitology. (http://www.labex-­‐parafrap.fr/en)

ParaFrap  is  the  French  consortium  entirely  devoted  to  modern  parasitology  using  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  research   tools  and  is  driven  by  21 international  leading  groups  of  the  French  Parasitology  community.     On  the  road  of  the  21st  century,  parasitology  was  recently  honored  by the  2016  Nobel  Prize.    ParaFrap  as  a   leader  in  Parasitology  discipline  opens  ambitious  alternatives  for  career  development  of  young scientists who  wish  to  follow  a  human  health  training  with  an  emphasis  on  interdisciplinary  projects.

Productive  and  motivated  individuals  with  excellent  organizational,  interpersonal,  and  communication  skills   (both  verbal  and  written)  are  strongly encouraged  to  apply.  Qualified  candidate  should  have  a  PhD  and  be   interested  in  acquiring  skills  in  the  fields  of  molecular  and  cell  biology, drug  discovery,  cell  imaging  and   pathophysiology.

The  fellowship  is  for  three  years  starting  before  31  December  2016.  According  to  candidate  experience,  the   salary  will  range  between  2.200 to  2.800  Euros  per  month.  The  dead  line  for  admission  of  candidate   application  is  March  1th.    Selected  candidates  will  be  invited  for interview  in  March  25th  2016  and  the  final   decisions  are  expected  for  May  15th  2016.

Information  about  the  Post-­‐Doctoral  research  projects,  selection  process,  as  well  as  the  application   procedure,  is  available  on  this  website https://www.parafrap-­‐application.org.   Only  applications  via  our  online  form  will  be  considered.

Relevant  dates  

March  1st,  2016   Application deadline

March  25th,  2016   Invitations  for  interviews  sent  to  pre-­‐selected  applicants

May  11st-­‐12nd,  2016   Interviews  in  France  (Institut Pasteur,  Paris)  and  notification  of  the  results

May  15th,  2016   Final  decision

September  1st  2016–December  31st  2017   Start  of  the  contract

Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Aquaculture
Location JCU Singapore
Job Information

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Aquaculture: TAHELSLAPBUSAQ (Ref. No.)

Established in 2003, JCU Singapore offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs from James Cook University Australia. James Cook University Australia is recognized internationally as a leading research university and is ranked among the top 4% universities in the world for academic and research performance*. James Cook University focuses on providing high quality education that is both rewarding and fulfilling for students.

The Department of Business at JCU Singapore offers both under- and postgraduate degrees in Business. Please visit http://www.jcu.edu.sg or http://www.jcu.edu.au for more information.

A joint program in Business & Environmental Science was created to meet a growing demand for graduates with Business and Science knowledge. Due to the continuing success of this and associated business programs, we are now seeking suitable candidates for the position of Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Aquaculture.

The appointees will be experienced academic / faculty members and will be responsible for teaching and supervision in under-/ post graduate courses in relevant Business degrees.


  • A leadership role in curriculum development and teaching.
  • Course coordination.
  • Supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects.
  • Supervision of the program of study for honours and postgraduate students engaged in course work.
  • Research, including, where appropriate, leadership of a large research team.
  • Significant contribution to the profession, and/or discipline.

 Selection Criteria for appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD in Aquaculture or a related discipline.
  • An active research agenda within aquaculture (such as with hatchery, physiology or aquatic animal health) and a substantial publication record relative to career stage.
  • Success in obtaining research funding.
  • Evidence of quality teaching and supervision of students at under- and postgraduate levels.
  • The ability to teach across a range of subjects at various levels.
  • Evidence of academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with colleagues in an academic environment and with people from diverse backgrounds, including the communication and engagement skills necessary to build and maintain relationships with industry and other external actors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Enquiries: Dr Thiru, Acting Associate Dean, Business & IT; Tel: +65 67093716 Email: k.thirumaran@jcu.edu.au

Employment type: Fulltime, Renewable contract, subject to a probationary period.

Remuneration and conditions: The positions command an appropriate remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. All employment salary arrangements are offered in Singapore currency.

Lecturer: SGD $75 000 per annum – SGD $100 000 per annum

Senior Lecturer: SGD $89 000 per annum – SGD $ 118 000 per annum

Method of Application

Applications MUST provide all of the following:

  • an up-to-date CV including research record
  • a full statement of qualifications
  • a statement systematically addressing the Selection Criteria
  • teaching profile and recent teaching evaluations
  • 3 publications of note
  • a completed Summary Application Form

Applications without any of the above will not be considered.

Please state the position and reference number you are applying for in subject header. Please send applications to humanresources-singapore@jcu.edu.au

Closing Date: 6 January 2016


Location Durham, NC, U.S.A.
Job Information

SCYNEXIS is currently recruiting scientists to work in our parasitology drug discovery group. They  are looking for people to develop assays, test experimental compounds, and work with a multidisciplinary team to find new antiparasitic drugs, primarily aimed for control of helminths and arthropods. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. and postgraduate experience, particularly if they have experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotech company, although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates at all levels.

Please contact Dr Bakela Nare,    (bakela.nare@scynexis.com or 919.206.7287), or send their c.v. to the address below.

Bakela Nare, PhD
Director of Biology


3501-C Tricenter Blvd
Durham, NC   27713

Attn.: Human Resources


Title Postdoctoral research associate position available in the Marine Genomics Project in Korea
Salary commensurate with experience
Location Seoul in South Korea
Job Information

The Marine Genome 100+ Korea project, a newly initiated, large-scale marine genomics project, aims to determine whole genome sequences and transcriptomes of > 100 selected marine species. The research team is seeking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person (postdoc or senior research associate, depending on one’s research career or achievement) who is able to work as one of our research team member.

The candidate will be primarily involved in analysis of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) data particularly from marine invertebrates using phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches. The ideal candidate should have finished — a PhD in bioinformatics, with experience in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing NGS data and analyses
  • Proactively identifying and incorporating new algorithms and technology to automate the analysis of marine genomes and to extend the features of existing analysis pipeline
  • Participating in a team of scientists to offer bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and other omics solutions
  • Training research staffs on the use of relevant bioinformatics software and tools

The successful candidate is required to possess the following:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Marine Biology or related field and experiences in two or more of the following areas: comparative genomics, transcriptome sequencing analysis, phylogenetic analysis, and/or genome wide association studies;
  • Experience with bioinformatics analyses, including programming in any scripting language (e.g. PERL or Python) and ability to handle a large data set efficiently using scripts, particularly in the analysis of NGS data;
  • Experienced skill for commercial and open-source bioinformatics tools and various public genomic databases;
  • Genome assembly of de novo genomes;
  • Knowledge of statistical software tools and packages (e.g. R);
  • Evidence of excellence in research and high productivity.

Applicants should send a short research statement (including past, present, and future goals), CV, and the names and email addresses of at least 3 potential references as a single pdf file to Prof. Joong-Ki Park (Project PI: E-mail: jkpark@ewha.ac.kr).

Title Biostatistician
Location Based at Elanco’s international R&D Centre, Yarrandoo (Kemps Creek, NSW)
Job Information

ELANCO is a global leader in the discovery and commercialisation of technology that improves animal health including the efficiency of livestock production. Elanco is seeking to appoint a motivated Biostatistician to support scientists from the Global Aqua and Sheep Product Development Team, and other teams as required, in the design, analysis and interpretation of mainly efficacy and safety studies (GCP, GLP and non-GxP).
Reporting to the Director – Product Development (Aqua and Sheep) and working as part of a motivated team, you will also play a key role in ensuring scientific, regulatory and quality requirements are met through interaction with Development team members and the wider global R&D team.
You will have a Masters level qualification or better in statistics or biostatistics backed by at least 5 years statistical experience preferably in the veterinary/product development field and in a Quality environment as well as expert knowledge of SAS statistical software.
Excellent communication, problem solving and strong presentation skills are crucial for success in this role, as are high levels of self-motivation, creativity and a positive, ‘can-do’, attitude.
This position may include up to 5% travel.
Interested to apply or keen to know more? Visit the careers page on www.lilly.com.au
For further questions contact:
Tanya Lupica – Talent Acquisition Consultant
02 9325 4607

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 immunology of infectious diseases, with an emphasis on malaria as a key indication and systems immunology as a platform. A specific interest is 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 rodent models of malaria. A second opportunity exists for a postdoctoral position with an emphasis 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 Form: https://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/academic-jobs (# 15456)

Email: Denise.Doolan@jcu.edu.au  Tel: 61 (0) 430 589 981

Application Deadline:  24th January 2016

Title PhD in Molecular Parasitology Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease
Salary A stipend of ~$30K per annum is available to Australian and New Zealand students in addition to some relocation expenses.
Location Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
Job Information

Are you interested in discovering and characterising pathogens using cutting-edge molecular techniques?   Would you like to know more about vector-borne diseases and learn advanced next generation sequencing and bioinformatics in a vibrant research group at Murdoch University?   We are studying potentially pathogenic microorganisms in ticks that have been collected Australia-wide from people and animals, and from the environment.   The research spans microscope-based parasitological techniques through to advanced molecular biology using the ion semiconductor (Ion Torrent) platform for deep sequencing and metagenomics of bacterial and protozoal organisms.   Successful applicants will be involved in fieldwork and in the lab. We seek an enthusiastic PhD student to be involved with every aspect of this highly relevant and exciting research that is fully-funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

Please contact Associate Professor Peter Irwin, Vector- and Water-borne Pathogen Research Group, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, MURDOCH, WA 6150, or email: P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au, with your CV if you would like to obtain more information.