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Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium: The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historic roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and service to society. It carries out these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

Doctoral grant (BOF) area of Parasitology – 2017BAPDOCPROEX192

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences is seeking to fill the following
full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for a

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of Parasitology

Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

“Immunology of vector-transmitted parasite infections”

This doctoral project aims to elucidate the innate immunological mechanisms that underlie the highly efficient transmission of vector-transmitted protozoan parasites. Understanding the modulation of innate immune cells by parasites could provide a unique opportunity to identify novel intervention strategies.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of parasitology.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Laboratory of Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH) of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Bio-engineering, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You have a strong motivation and have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Holding a FELASA certificate for handling laboratory animals is an asset.
  • Experience with protozoan parasites, molecular biological and immunological techniques are assets.
  • Experience with neutrophil or macrophage biology is an asset.
  • Experience with “omics” approaches is an asset.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • the start date of scholarship will be 1 January 2018;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place from 21 August until 15 September 2017.
More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. dr. Guy Caljon (Tel.: 03/265.26.01 or Guy.Caljon@uantwerpen.be).

Parasitology Doctoral Grant PhD Position Available @ Antwerp University Belgium

View Original Notification: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2017bapdocproex192/

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