Sep 15, 2017
The fellow will conduct research on vaccine design, protein expression/purification, vaccine evaluation in animals and other cell culture and immunological methods under the supervision of Dr. Kumar. Opportunities will also be available for independent and collaborative research on malaria, attendance at professional meetings, participate in research grant proposals, and co-authorship on publication of research findings. The incumbent will conduct quality malaria vaccine research in laboratory settings as well as assist in training students and other lab personnel
PhD in Tropical Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology or Biochemistry or related biological discipline with a keen interest in vaccines against malaria and infectious diseases. Preference will be given to an individual with experience in recombinant DNA technology, biochemical and molecular techniques pertaining to development of transgenic parasites, immunology and vaccine research and associated technical skills.
- Documented excellent oral and written communication skills (including presentations at scientific meetings and evidence of publication of scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals).
- Prior demonstrated research experience in malaria and infectious diseases.
- Familiarity of biochemical, cell biology, molecular biology and immunology research techniques
- Project management and some supervisory experience.
- Experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing scientific studies.
- Experience with animal experimentation.