Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parasite Vaccines & Diagnostics Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Department of Infection Biology

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Institute of Infection and Global Health

We are seeking a Parasitologist or Immunologist to join a US National Institutes of Health-funded project entitled “The development of a recombinant vaccine against human onchocerciasis”. This is part of a large international collaborative project led by New York Blood Center and involving Thomas Jefferson University, Baylor College of Medicine and the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. You will co-ordinate a field trial of several recombinant protein vaccine candidates against onchocerciasis (river blindness) using a cattle model in Cameroon and assess efficacy by collecting parasitological and immunological data from the animals. The results will inform the formulation of an onchocerciasis vaccine for future human trials (see The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa Initiative: http://www.riverblindnessvaccinetova.org). In parallel, you will analyse body fluids from the cattle to develop methods to improve the diagnosis of onchocerciasis in humans. You should have a PhD in parasitology or immunology, and ideally relevant experience with large animals and/or fieldwork in developing countries. You will be expected to spend periods of up to several months engaged in field studies in Cameroon. The post is available until 31 March 2021.

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

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