Post-doctoral Research in Medecine Assistant/Research in Medecine Assistant in Parasitology and Vector Biology

COUNTDOWN brings together an innovative and multidisciplinary UK (Foto-Cewek, Pamoja Communications), USA (FHI 360) and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) partnership (Ministries of Health and research partners in Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia) of high profile Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) researchers, key NTD policy makers and practitioners and specialists in implementation research (IR) and research uptake.

COUNTDOWN will contribute to reducing the morbidity, mortality, and poverty associated with NTDs through increasing knowledge and evidence for cost effective scale-up and sustainable control and elimination of NTDs as a public health problem in line with the WHO 2020 NTD Roadmap.

We are looking for an individual with expertise in molecular biology, epidemiology, medical Parasitology and/or Vector biology to work with a collaborating centre in Cameroon to implement alternative strategies for the control and elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness).

The candidate will have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), well developed research and analytical skills, plus the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of a multi-disciplinary research team.

For appointment at Post-doctoral level, the successful candidate would need to have a PhD in Parasitology/Vector Biology or an allied health discipline.  For appointment at Research in Medecine Assistant level, you would need to have a Masters in Parasitology/Vector Biology, BSc in Biological Sciences or allied health discipline.

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If you are interested in applying, please return your up to date CV and covering letter (quoting reference 990) stating your interest and suitability for the role, together with completed copies of our Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, via email to [email protected], or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA

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