Research Fellow – MSc Studies Control of Peste des Petits Ruminants

  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Bioversity Internationa

Background

On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow.

Both ILRI and Bioversity International are CGIAR Research Centres.

For further information on ILRI, consult the website at:http://www.ilri.org

Role

Under the supervision of the ILRI Scientist, the Research Fellow will contribute to the project Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Vaccinology.

The overall objective of the project is to better understand the effect of using multiple vaccines concurrently on the immune response to the individual vaccines, since this is seen as a way to improve vaccine adoption in small ruminants among smallholder livestock keepers.

The project will aim at understanding if different types of vaccines such as bacterial and viral can be administered concurrently.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a detailed research proposal within the objectives outlined above and in accordance with the registering university
  • Conduct serological and other immunological assays to assess the effect of concurrent multiple vaccines in the animal
  • Curate data collected for storage in a publicly accessible repository
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Thesis and publications write-up

Qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Immunology or other relevant discipline
  • Excellent laboratory experience in a number of serological and immunological assays
  • Evidence of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability work in large multicultural multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Evidence of university admission to an MSc program and completion of coursework

Terms and conditions: The initial contract will be for a period of 1 year. The offer has a competitive stipend and covers living expenses in the project location/s, medical cover for self and eligible dependants, travel insurance, travel and research costs. The fellowship covers tuition costs at the fellow’s university of admission.

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 28 October 2019. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of at least three referees, which Bioversity will contact for short listed applicants

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