Title Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
Location Canada
Job Information

McGill University is seeking an outstanding individual with demonstrated  leadership, excellence in scholarship, and administrative abilities to become  the next Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES).

McGill University has established a global reputation for academic and research  excellence across a wide-ranging number of disciplines that distinguishes it  as Canada’s most international university and a leader in higher education.
Information about McGill can be found at www.mcgill.ca. FAES is housed on  McGill’s Macdonald Campus, located on a beautiful 650 hectare waterfront  setting on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The Macdonald Campus
contains state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, training and research, an  arboretum, working animal and seed farms, horticulture centre and  greenhouses, and is connected to the downtown campus by public transit  and a McGill-operated shuttle service.

FAES comprises the following academic units, all of which have both strong  undergraduate and graduate programs: Agricultural Economics, Animal Science,  Bioresource Engineering, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Natural
Resource Sciences, Plant Science, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition,  and the Institute of Parasitology. In addition, the Dean of FAES presides over the  multi-Faculty program housed in the McGill School of Environment. The Faculty
has approximately 1400 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, over 100  tenured and tenure-track academic staff, as well as lecturers and other teaching  staff, professionals, and administrative and support staff. The Faculty has strong
research programs that are supported by national and provincial competitive  funding programs. Further information about McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural  and Environmental Sciences may be found at www.mcgill.ca/macdonald.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of FAES is expected to possess the expertise and vision to lead the Faculty in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. He/she will be an innovative thinker and excellent communicator and will be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research and the success of all students, faculty and staff. Experience in building diverse and collaborative teams, relating to a range of partners including local communities and municipal, provincial and federal governments, and an interest in or experience with fundraising will be important assets. The new Dean must have, or be willing to develop, the skills to work in French as well as English.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It  welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic  minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual  orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further  diversification. All qualified candidates will be considered; Canadians and  permanent residents will be given priority.

The review of nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will begin  immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. This  appointment is for a five-year renewable term, and will take effect 1 July 2015
or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications and nominations should include  a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references  (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate) and be forwarded
electronically in confidence, to:
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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 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.

Title PhD scholarship available at Murdoch University
Salary The stipend is $30,000 pa, tax-free.
Location Murdoch University, Perth
Job Information

A PhD scholarship is available for an ARC Linkage project entitled “Innovative approaches to understanding and limiting the public health risks of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in animals in Australian catchments”.

Project Background: Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the major public health concern of water utilities worldwide and are responsible for disease in a wide range of hosts including humans. Of the waterborne protozoan parasitic outbreaks that have been reported worldwide between 2004 and 2010, Cryptosporidium and Giardia were responsible for 95.5% of outbreaks. Cryptosporidium can be fatal in the immunocompromised and treatment failures are common. Both parasites are environmentally stable stage and are able to survive and penetrate routine wastewater treatment and are resistant to inactivation by commonly used drinking water disinfectants including chlorine. This proposal will target a key knowledge gap; the lack of quantitative data on human infectious species. Cryptosporidium and Giardia in animals and human sewage in catchments across Australia will be analysed using next generation sequencing and quantitative PCR. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) based on this data will be used to develop improved catchment management and risk mitigation strategies.

We are looking for a hard-working motivated student to work with a team with extensive experience and expertise in this area.

The studentship is available from late 2013/early 2014 for a duration of three years. The stipend is $30,000 pa, tax-free. The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. The successful applicant will have an honours degree, upper IIA minimum, or research masters in a relevant discipline.


For more information contact: Prof. Una Ryan, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences on (08) 9360 2482 or email an application, including a full CV and an introductory letter describing any relevant experiences that would make you a suitable candidate, together with contact details for two referees to Una Ryan at: Una.Ryan@murdoch.edu.au