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CLOSED: Job: Postdoctoral Scientists to study the transmission stages of malaria parasites

May 3, 2018 - 12:30 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Organization: Center for Infectious Disease Research
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


The malaria research lab of Professor Stefan Kappe at the Center for Infectious Disease Research is recruiting Postdoctoral Scientists to study the transmission stages of malaria parasites. The project aims to elucidate the cell biology and molecular mechanisms of transmission of parasites from the mosquito vector to the host and infection of and growth within the host liver. The models being used encompass rodent malaria infections as well as work with human malaria parasites in humanized mouse models and in vitro infection systems.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working with Plasmodium as a parasite of global health importance, basic parasite biology and the translation of novel findings into approaches for intervention. Expertise in infectious disease models, cell biology, molecular biology or molecular genetics is important and previous research experience with Apicomplexan parasites is beneficial although not a requirement. The successful candidate is expected to (i) have strong written and verbal communication skills, (ii) establish clear goals and to organize and prioritize research, (iii) be willing and able to work with a diverse team of scientists, including postdocs, students and technicians.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter detailing their scientific achievements and goals, explain their interest in working on malaria as well provide a curriculum vitae.

Organization Overview

Over 40 years ago, the Center for Infectious Disease Research was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research of global infectious disease. The Center holds true to those roots today, having grown to include over 250 staff members who work collaboratively with one common goal: to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. To learn more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research and the remarkable individuals you would support, please visit our website at

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