Career Opportunities

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION
CONTRACT TYPE: FIXED TERM
TERMS OF CONTRACT: 2 YEARS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE
(POSSIBLE EXTENSION BASED ON PERFORMANCE)

ABOUT UHAS
The University of the Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) as part of its mandate provides teaching research and community service. The strategic objective of UHAS underpinning research is to consistently push the limit of our academic curiosity in health research and earn an enviable reputation for the wide-reaching impact of our research on the knowledge and practice of health and wellbeing.

THE POSITION
We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Scientist to contribute to a new project on Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte development in the bone marrow of living malaria-infected individuals and the impact of malaria parasite accumulation on bone marrow function. This exciting project include laboratory and field studies and are based primarily in UHAS, Ho, Ghana, but with the opportunity for experimental work in collaborator’s laboratories at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (Dr. Pietro Alano), and the Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umea, Sweden (Prof. Oliver Billker).

Prospective candidates must:
• Have a PhD in molecular parasitology, molecular and cell biology, immunology or related research experience in
these fields and a record of high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Be a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing novel malaria research.
• Intend on pursuing a long-term career in malaria research.
• Be a person of integrity, have an eye for detail and possess a valid driving licence
• Have prior post-doctoral experience in immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular parasitology and/or
overseas field research.

Successful fellows will be expected to:
• Conduct high quality research leading to publications in high-impact journals.
• Contribute to research capacity building including training of research degree students.
• Contribute to grant writing to seek for funding to pursue new research projects.

The successful Post-doctoral fellow will be supported with funding from the Royal Society, UK/African Academy of
Sciences for 2 years in the first instance with a possibility of an extension based on performance. Funds will cover:
• A competitive salary
• Research supplies and reagents
• Conference grant
• Other research related cost such as visit to collaborator’s laboratory

Application forms are available here and interested applicants should send their completed application documents to bdinko@uhas.edu.gh. UHAS believes in diversity and inclusion for bottom line performance and encourages applications from female researchers. Applicants with MD degree or exceptional candidates coming directly from PhD studies may be considered. For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Bismarck Dinko at bdinko@uhas.edu.gh or the Dean of the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, UHAS, Prof. Richard Asmah at rasmah@uhas.edu.gh. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Post expected start date: Can be discussed and agreed based on circumstances.
Closing Date: June 5, 2020.

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