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CLOSED: Job: Postdoctoral positions for malaria-mosquito research

September 20, 2018 - 11:30 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Organisation: National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
Department: Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (LMVR)
Deadline for applications: 31st October 2018


Two Postdoctoral positions are available at the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (LMVR), National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, in the laboratory of Dr. Joel Vega-Rodriguez. The Lab of Dr. Vega-Rodriguez focuses in understanding the biology of the malaria parasite during sexual development in the mosquito midgut and during transmission to the mammalian host. The successful candidates will participate in projects focused on the identification and characterization of molecular interactions between the malaria parasite, the mosquito vector and the human host that are required for malaria transmission. These positions are currently for 2 years with the possibility to extend for longer period based on performance and available funds.

We are seeking individuals with experience in cellular and molecular biology, immunology, proteomics and tissue culture. Experience with Plasmodium culture and manipulation of malaria sexual and/or sporozoite stages in both, the human and the rodent malaria parasites, is beneficial but not required. The participants will also perform literature reviews, data collection, presentation of research results, and preparation of scientific manuscripts.


  • Candidates must have received a Ph.D. or similar advanced degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related discipline within five (5) years of the desired starting date
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievements in molecular biology, parasitology, infectious diseases or vector biology
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse team of scientists

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2018

Visit the NIH training & education website here.

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