We are seeking to appoint a Research fellow/Lecturer in Medical Entomology to project manage a team involved in the development and evaluation of new tools for malaria vector control, particularly new types long lasting insecticidal nets LLIN, combination nets, and long lasting indoor residual spray formulations for the control of insecticide resistant malaria vectors. The project is based at the LSHTM/KCMUCo field site in Moshi, Tanzania, in collaboration with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College KCMUCo. This position is key to the development of the next generation of malaria control tools essential to the eventual elimination of malaria.
The Project Manager will oversee a series of complex insecticide trials including phase 1 insecticide testing, phase 2 experimental hut field trials, with assessment of impact against insecticide resistant mosquito populations. The main projects will be supported by grants from the Innovative Vector Control Consortium IVCC.
As member of the LSHTM group of medical entomologists, field scientists, and molecular technologists there will be opportunity to participate in community trials of new types of vector control product (combination LLIN, IRS and durable wall lining) against malaria vector populations in projects supported by USAID, WHO, DFID/Wellcome_Trust/MRC.
The Project Manager will be responsible for liaising with project partners including LSHTM, KCMUCo, the Innovative Vector Control Consortium and product manufacturers, and for preparing technical reports and publications.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in entomology or Msc with several years experience in a similar position and have substantial experience of working in a developing country on vector research or control. The applicant will be based at KCMUCo in Moshi, Tanzania with travel to the UK for project meetings 4-6 times per year.
The post is available from 1 December 2013 until 31 December 2015 with strong prospect of renewal as the portfolio of products from the IVCC expands. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Research Fellow (grade 6) or Lecturer (grade 7). The salary for the Research Fellow grade 6 is from £36,018 - £40,904 per annum. The salary for the Lecturer grade 7 is from £42,043 – £48,129 per annum. Appointment of salary will normally be at the minimum of the grade. Please state clearly on your application which role you are applying for.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is MRTaz. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10:00pm on 11 December 2013. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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