The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
TB Postdoctoral Research Fellow - AHRI, 2020
Deadline for applications: 19 Mar 2020
Location: Durban, South Africa
AHRI Faculty Member Associate Professor Mohlopheni Marakalala is seeking to recruit a highly motivated scientist to join his group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a project that seeks to investigate immunological mechanisms driving granuloma development and lung inflammation during TB disease progression. The main goal of this research is to contribute to the development of biomarkers and host-directed therapies for TB.
The Fellow will be based at Africa Health Research Institute’s state-of-the-art facility in Durban, South Africa. The successful candidate will receive a generous tax-free stipend for two years and will benefit from an integrated network of innovative international and local research collaborations that combine unique clinical samples and cutting-edge technology. Incumbents will be based in a lab that is equipped with flow cytometers, microscopy and immunohistochemistry equipment, including laser capture micro-dissection. The Fellow will be afforded numerous opportunities and support to launch their own independent research careers through the attainment of fellowship funding.
Background and experience
A PhD in any of the following areas: immunology, pathology, molecular biology, or any related biomedical sciences
Expertise in one of the following technologies: flow cytometry, microscopy, bioinformatics or proteomics.
Experience in human immunology is desirable
The fellowship is for two years, with the option to renew.
For more information, or to apply, visit the job webpage.