PhD Studentships in West Africa: Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. MRCG Doctoral Training Program Scholarships 2020
The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine invites applications, from African citizens, for its full-time PhD studentships in one of the project areas outlined below:
1. Molecular genetic models for Inferring transmission events — who infected whom-in vector and non-vector borne infectious pathogens
Applicant requirements: - MSc Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistics or Computer Sciences with at least 2 year experience in supporting big data analysis, including laboratory and epidemiological research data
Project main supervisor: Dr Alfred Ngwa (email: [email protected])
2. Identification of biomarkers and evaluation of point-of-care tests for TB diagnosis and treatment response in adults, adolescents and children
- MSc in biomedical sciences, immunology, infectious diseases or microbiology with at least 2 years-experience in laboratory research
Or - BSc 1' class honours in biomedical sciences, or Infectious Diseases with at least 3 years-experience in supporting laboratory research work
Or - Medical degree with at least 3 years in supporting clinical trials or laboratory research. Additional experience of bioinformatics and/or statistical analysis using appropriate statistical packages may be an asset
Project main supervisor: Prof. Jayne Sutherland (email: [email protected])
3. Emerging Zoonotic Disease Risk Across Gradients of Land-Use Change in Rural West Africa (ZooChange)
- Msc in biomedical sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, geography, epidemiology or a related discipline.
Or - BSc 1st class honours in biomedical sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, geography, epidemiology or a related discipline with at least 3 years' experience in supporting research work.
Or - MPH with experience and skills in statistical analysis and modelling of epidemiological and/or spatial data, environmental health, eco-epidemiology, One Health or a related discipline.
Or - Medical degree with at least 3 years' experience in research and demonstrable interests in statistical analysis and modelling of epidemiological and/or spatial data, environmental health, eco-epidemiology, One Health or a related discipline and -Skills and experience in programming and/or field work would be an advantage.
Project main supervisor: Dr. Kris Murray (email: [email protected])
The Studentships will start in January 2021, and will be full-time for four years, involving collaboration with the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and a European institution. Full financial support will be provided.
Further information and an application form can be obtained by e-mail to [email protected]
Closing date: 16:00 on Monday, 23M November 2020.
The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and Operates a Strict No Smoking Policy. Your data provided will be protected in accordance to the Unit's data protection policy and will only be used for the candidate selection and University registrations