Post-doctoral Fellowship University of Georgia
Georgia is well known for its quality of life both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.
Please send CV to: Chair of Recruiting Committee, UGA, Center for Vaccines and Immunology, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, 110 Riverbend Road, Room 129, Athens, GA 30605 USA.
Applications must be received by March 15, 2016. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a newly established health research institute within James Cook University, Australia. AITHM’s focus is on research in tropical health and medicine across a wide range of disciplines.
An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral position in the immunology of infectious diseases, with an emphasis on malaria as a key indication and systems immunology as a platform. A specific interest is to explore the mechanisms underlying immune responsiveness and vaccine efficacy, using samples from humans experimentally infected with Plasmodium parasites in controlled human malaria infections, or naturally exposed to malaria in geographically distinct field sites, as well as rodent models of malaria. A second opportunity exists for a postdoctoral position with an emphasis on omic-based technologies and rational vaccine design. An underlying concept is that development of optimally efficacious interventions against chronic infectious diseases such as malaria will need to improve on nature, and this can be accomplished by mining large-scale omic datasets to identify molecules and mechanisms underlying protective immunity. It is anticipated that this research will have broad application to a wide range of infectious and chronic diseases, with important implications for vaccination.
1. A PhD in any aspect of biological sciences
2. Expertise in cellular and molecular immunology, with a strong interest in systems immunology and computational science; and/or in immune regulation and host-pathogen interactions
3. Demonstrated proficiency to carry out high quality research, and record of professional achievement in the relevant discipline area
4. Demonstrated high-level skills in written and verbal communication, organization, and time management
5. Good interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a team environment
6. Capacity to think outside the box to foster creative achievement and innovative approaches
7. Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment
8. Expertise in host-pathogen interactions, immune regulation, malaria, reverse vaccinology, and/or vaccine development
Additional Details & Application Form:
www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/academic-jobs (# 15456)
Application Deadline: 24th January 2016