Strengthening research capacity

Noguchi Postdoctoral Fellowship

20 September 2013

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has secured funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish postdoctoral training fellowships in infectious diseases.  The training program seeks to train future research leaders in infectious diseases as well as contributing towards the building a critical mass of scientists that will contribute to infectious diseases control efforts on the continent.  The Institute seeks to enroll ambitious, talented and highly motivated young Africans to work on innovative approaches to the control of the following diseases; Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Buruli Ulcer and NTDs.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Africans and should have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree with strong background in relevant biomedical sciences. Individuals who have submitted their PhD dissertations are also eligible to apply but must submit proof of this submission (e.g. a letter attesting to the submission from the Registrar of the University).
  • Applicants must be highly motivated, exhibit strong research and conceptual skills and be interested in developing novel research directions.
  • Individuals should have proven abilities to organize and execute research project with minimal supervision and to perform independent work and document the results to a high standard
  • Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Experience and oversight and training of junior staff. Desirable. Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary manner involving collaboration with other staff.
  • This application is open to nationals of any African country (member of the AU).  Working knowledge of English would be an advantage.  
  • Successful candidates will be engaged at the Research Fellow grade in the Institute on a year’s contract, renewable up to a maximum of 2 years based on satisfactory performance.  Individuals will be responsible for developing their research protocols, obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and carrying out all the required experiments at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Full details about the programme can be found on the the Noguchi website.

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