The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. With outstanding performance in international rankings, Melbourne is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Melbourne Veterinary School is an eminent veterinary school in the Asia-Pacific region and the regional school of choice for veterinary science students, academics, professionals and other staff. It is a research-intensive veterinary school dedicated to the advancement of animal, human and environmental well-being through the education and development of world-class veterinary scientists.
The Melbourne Veterinary School is seeking a PhD candidate for the project ‘Studies on parasitic nematodes of Australian Thoroughbred horses’ funded by AgriFutures Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.
Duration of PhD is usually 3 years (full-time equivalent). Extensions may be sought in addition to this period.
The Melbourne Research Scholarship (Stipend) and Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend) provide the following benefits:
Further details on the scholarship scheme(s) can be found on the following webpage:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
How to apply
To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology, Melbourne Veterinary School, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030 or email: email@example.com or +61 3 9731 2022.
Interested candidates should submit their letter of intent along with relevant documents to Dr Abdul Jabbar by the 22nd of June 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The successful candidate will be asked to apply for a PhD admission at The University of Melbourne.
Professor of Production Animal Health
Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science
Reference no. 1021/0518C
The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 1st in the
Southern Hemisphere and 11th in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2018, and rated 5/5 for research in the
Australian Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings.
We are currently seeking a Professor (Level E) in Production Animal Health. This academic area fosters interdisciplinary
work at the pre-clinical and clinical levels. It encompasses the traditional grazing industries and intensive animal industries
including aquaculture. Research is conducted at the interface between animal health and welfare and public health, and
promotes the connectivity between field and laboratory sciences. In particular the disciplines of pathology, microbiology,
virology, parasitology and epidemiology are utilized in tandem. Post graduate students generally have “one foot on the farm
and the other foot in the lab”.
Closing date: 8th Aug 2018
Brochure_Production Animal Health
Farm Animal Health
Postdoctoral Research position available immediately at The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center, Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology
We are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in immunology and vaccinology. The research fellow or staff scientist will be involved in projects that center on the identification and characterizing of immunomodulatory and/or immunostimulatory proteins naturally secreted by the filarial parasites Onchocerca volvulus and Brugia malayi with the ultimate goal of defining their mode of action and developing them as biologics for human use.
Another aspect of the research is to continue studying the mechanism of action of the O. volvulus protein Ov-ASP-1, which has intrinsic immunostimulatory properties and can be used as a powerful immunostimulatory adjuvant; it promotes a balanced Th1/Th2 antibody response and cellular responses to several soluble bystander vaccine antigens and commercial inactivated viral vaccines, including the trivalent-inactivated flu vaccines. The objective of this study is to develop this highly effective and safe protein adjuvant for use in varied vaccines in a simple aqueous formulation and a much lower dose of the bystander vaccine antigen. By enhancing vaccine efficacy, we can effectively increase the number of vaccine doses available that can be administered to humans to boost their protective immune response against pathogens. The research project has therefore a translational implication for the prevention of various infectious diseases. The mechanisms of action of this adjuvant in synergy with other adjuvants is also been studied.
Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD with extensive experience and knowledge of the human and mouse innate and adaptive immunity, system biology, vaccinology, and mode of actions of vaccines and immunomodulatory and/or immunostimulatory molecules or proteins, with an interest in the translational aspects of these research disciplines. Some experience in molecular techniques, bioinformatics and the use of experimental animal models is also required. Excellent analytical and communication skills and a drive to independently ask and test scientific hypotheses are crucial. The appointed person is expected to be productive, creative, self-motivated with a good track record in the broader discipline of immunology with practical knowledge in cellular and molecular immunological techniques, be able to work efficiently, carefully organize experiments, and work as a member of a team.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. The New York Blood Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The title of the position will be decided based on the qualification of the appointed person.
The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary biomedical research institute with about 70 scientists in 18 independent laboratories (http://www.nybloodcenter.org/products-services/kimball-research-institute). The Institute is located within 2 blocks of Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute.
Interested applicants should send Curriculum vitae, statement of interest and the names, addresses and Telephone/E-mails of three references to:
Sara Lustigman, Ph.D.,
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology
Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center
310 East 67th St., New York, NY 10065, USA
Phone 212-570-3119; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laboratory for infectious diseases common to humans and (non-human) primates based at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology Czech Academy of Sciences and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno is searching for a PhD candidate for highly ambitious topic with applications to conservation of critically endangered iconic mountain gorillas.
Title: Epidemiology of helminth infections in great apes with emphasis on mountain gorillas in Virunga Massif in Rwanda
Background: In non-human primates gastrointestinal parasites are typically asymptomatic, but habitat reduction and fragmentation can alter the transmission and increase host susceptibility, which may exacerbate the effects of infection. There is considerable concern that in fragile or threatened non-human primate populations, these cascading effects can significantly affect species survival. Due to effective conservation efforts, the population of critically endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) at Virunga has been steadily increasing. Fast increase of the whole population and increase in the home range overlap in particular can lead to elevated risks of changes in pathogens’ epidemiology.
Project: The student will investigate the dynamics of parasite-host system and impact of parasites in several gorilla populations at individual and population level and causal-effects events with focus on mountain gorillas at Virunga in Rwanda as recent increased fatalities among gorillas have been preliminarily linked to strongylid and tapeworm infections. The study will benefit from (i) complex sampling design conducted on Rwandan, Ugandan and Congolese populations of mountain gorillas in collaboration with Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and (ii) our previous long-term research on western lowland gorillas, providing extensive set of genomics/metagenomics data for planned statistical analyses.
Funding: research costs and partial salary (in add to a governmental stipend) covered by a grant by Czech Science Foundation.
Qualifications: Applicants with master degree in biological, veterinary or possibly agricultural sciences should have fair background in statistics and at least basic knowledge of molecular methods. Parasitological background, experiences with processing of next generation sequencing data are highly advantageous, but not requested. Previous experience with ape or non-human primate research is not needed. We expect strong motivation and commitment, willingness to quickly learn new methods, analytical thinking, good communication skills and ability for both independent and team-work. The successful candidate will participate in a PhD program at Masaryk University in Brno ( parasitology). The starting date is fall 2018.
Important note: this is not a PhD with a strong field component, most of the work is focused on laboratory and data analyses.
Starts October 2018
Mgr. Klara J. Petrzelkova, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences
603 65 BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC
UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a W3 Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses as of October 15, 2018. Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.
The successful candidate will represent the faculty in research and teaching. We are searching for an internationally qualified specialist with proven expertise in the field of parasitology. Innovative research programs are expected with a scientific focus on zoonoses in the areas of soil-, food-, and/or water-parasitoses, preferably regarding metazoan pathogens. With respect to the scientific environment working at the intersection of basic and applied research, candidates are anticipated to work with in vitro models. This professorship is central part of DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical !nfectious Qiseases), a newly established research center funded by the Hessian government to reinforce scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE, Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-okonomischer Exzellenz). Therefore, we expect the candidate’ s willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine , Human Medicine, and Biology and Chemistry, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute Langen, as well as in the Research Campus Central Hessen (www.fcmh.de). Autonomous , successful fund raising activities and high-ranked international publications are obligatory. Furthermore, we expect the candidate to actively participate in relevant international activities of the faculty, to further promote the faculty’s international profile, and to strengthen JLU’s international network.
Obligatory prerequisites for applicants are a Ph.D and equivalent scientific achievements in the field of parasitology (e.g. habilitation). Teaching covers the field of Veterinary Parasitology according to the ,,Tierarztliche Approbationsverordnung” (TAppV). It is an advantage to have teaching experiences in English.
Active involvement in the support of early career researchers as part of the Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and the combined Ph.D. program of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine is expected. A participation in teaching activities within the Master Program “Bioinformatics and System Biology” is possible.
The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.
Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 0-22/18. Applications must be received by May 31th 2018 at the latest.
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at http://www.uni–giessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt.pdf. Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.
Please send us digital additional information on our application form http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb10/dekanatfb10/mat_beruf
New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: understanding the role of exported kinases in the pathogenesis of human malaria.
A new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Department of Microbiology) for an experienced Research Assistant or Research Fellow to be involved in exciting work to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which malaria proteins cause disease in humans. You will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to elucidate the function of a sub-set of newly identified kinases in malaria parasites which we believe play a central role in red blood cell invasion and modification.
The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology or a related area.
Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with malaria parasites) is essential.
This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
Please send expressions of interest in the position to:
Professor Brian M. Cooke, (email@example.com) +61 3 9902 9146
New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: development of an effective vaccine to protect against cattle tick fever.
As a result of recent and exciting developments within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, a new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology for an experienced Research Assistant and/or Research Fellow to be involved in a new and exciting project to characterise a newly identified sub-set of proteins in Babesia parasites and determine their role in the pathogenesis of bovine babesiosis. Working closely with international partners both in the USA and Africa, our ultimate goal of this project is to develop and roll out a new and effective vaccine to protect cattle against bovine babesiosis (cattle Tick Fever).
Specifically, you will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to determine the role and importance of a newly identified set of proteins (discovered in the Cooke Lab) in infection and pathogenesis and assess their potential as vaccine candidates both in vitro and in vivo. The project may involve some national and international travel to perform experiments in collaborating laboratories.
Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with apicomplexan parasites) is essential.
This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. May involve some national and international travel.
School of Life Sciences, College of Science, Health & Engineering
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Further information about:
La Trobe University – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/about
For job enquiries only contact: Michael Stear, Professor of Animal Biology, TEL: (03) 9032 7448
Technical Officer – Position Description
The College of Science, Health & Engineering comprises 9 Schools and 16 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. Our courses are appropriately linked to emerging trends and critical global issues. The College researchers have an outstanding reputation for their innovation and contribution to society and are at the forefront of building strong relationships with industry partners.
The appointee will be for a highly organised team player willing to contribute to all aspects of research in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have a good honours degree in immunology, parasitology, animal science or a related subject. He or she will work on a project looking at host-parasite interactions, especially the interaction between domestic sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. The aims of the research are to identify the molecular targets of the protective IgA response; to determine the mechanisms of action and to explore the evasion mechanisms used by the parasite. The research will involve a variety of techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, cloning, expression and protein conformation, enzyme kinetics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to know some of these procedures and training will be supplied as necessary.
Duties may include:
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