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PhD Position in Vector-Borne-Diseases research

Employer
Laboratory of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Johannes Gutenberg-University
Location
Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz (DE)
Salary
65% part-time, placed at salary scale TV-L 13
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

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Discipline
Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
PhD Position
Employment - Hours
Part time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
Masters
Sector
Academia

Your tasks:

  • Improve multiplex-PCR-based monitoring of vector-borne pathogens in samples from acute febrile children Analyze the use and effect of cost-effective rapid tests methods
  • Whole Genome Sequencing of mosquito-borne pathogens
  • Determine prevalence of antimalarial resistances and histidine-rich protein mutations
  • Establishment of digital data collection and clinical decision algorithms
  • Generating scientific manuscripts, support in generating grant applications

We offer:

  • 2-year PhD candidate fellowship 65% part-time, placed at salary scale TV-L 13 in a well-equipped lab - with possibility of extension.
  • Research activities at both members of the hospital partnership (Mainz, Germany and Mwanza, Tanzania)
  • Excellent supervision and outstanding scientific environment
  • The team spirit of a highly motivated pediatric research group
  • Child Care and Job-Ticket

Your Profile:

  • A master degree in Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or related studies
  • Interest in translational science in-between international child health, epidemiology, vector-borne diseases and molecular diagnostics
  • Strong background in PCR-based diagnostics of pathogens, primer design and POCT-technologies
  • Knowledge of mosquito-borne diseases, genome-sequencing and use of bioinformatic applications for epidemiologic purposes is a plus
  • Structured and team oriented working spirit
  • Experience in scientific writing
  • You are open for research activities in low-resource settings.

Handicapped persons with equal qualifications are given preferential consideration. The University of Mainz is anxious to increase its quota of female scientific staff, and therefore emphatically requests women to apply for this position. Please submit your application until 1st December 2023.

 

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