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CLOSED: Postdoctoral Fellows: Malaria research

January 26, 2012 - 17:06 -- MalariaWorld Jobs
Deadline for applications: February 13, 2012 (position open until filled)
Organisation: Colorado State University
Location: USA
Postdoctoral fellows are needed to conduct field and laboratory studies under our funded research aimed at assessing using mass administration of endectocides for malaria parasite transmission control.  These postdoctoral fellows will perform extensive field work in southeastern Senegal, as well as possibly in field sites in Liberia and Thailand. 
The field work will involve organizing and directing field teams in entomological sampling, age-grading mosquitoes and testing them for pathogens, analyzing mosquitoes in bioassays and for insecticide resistance studies, testing of novel vector collection traps, working with local scientists and villagers in community trials and testing humans for parasites, coordinating properly-controlled studies as well as proper epidemiological and statistical analyses.   Lab studies may include testing of mosquitocidal drugs, discovering novel mosquitocidal antigen targets within mosquitoes, and working with arboviruses in mosquitoes and animal models. 
These persons must have excellent organizational and leadership skills, work well in a team, and be skilled at writing and publishing peer-reviewed journal articles in a timely manner.  Field entomology and/or parasitology skills are required.  Knowledge of statistics and proper study design and analysis is desired.  Modest molecular biology laboratory skills are also desired, such as cloning, sequencing, qPCR, running gels, blots and ELISAs, or working with recombinant DNA, proteins, plasmids, and bacteria.  Leadership opportunities in the Foy Lab (writing grants and fellowships, managing students and research associates) are encouraged. 
These persons shall report to Dr. Brian Foy, in care of by February 13, 2012 for full consideration.
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Position open until filled. When applying, please put Malaria Research Post Doc in the subject line.
Minimum qualifications:
  • A PhD or equivalent degree in relevant fields of biology.
  • First author, peer-reviewed publications; evidence of scholarship and independent critical thinking.
  • Strong knowledge of field entomology and/or parasitology.
  • Adequate understanding of study design, statistics and data analysis.

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