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Research Position in the Department of Transplantation Immunology and Mucosal Biology, King’s College, UK

A position is available for a Research Associate within the Institute of Liver Studies (ILS), King’s College London School of Medicine at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill Campus. ILS is the largest liver transplantation centre in UK. This post is supported by NHS Blood and Transplant. The post holder should have a PhD or MDres (or equivalent) and is expected to perform a research project aiming at to identifying molecules within the innate immune system responsible for liver graft rejection induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury. Applicants should have previous experience of molecular biology and cellular immunology. Experience of working with human tissue and lymphocytes would be advantageous. Applicants should have proven record of research experience, ie 1st name in the authorship of publication(s) related to their previous research projects. The successful candidate is expected to be well organised at work and highly self-motivated. Skills in the following areas are essential: Quantitative RT-PCR, siRNA, immunohistochemistry, FACs (BD FACs Canto II) and tissue culture. Experience in raising research funds is desirable. The candidate is also expected to work closely with Clinical Fellows, to supervise junior researchers and to participate in other on-going research projects conducted by the PIs. The successful candidate should be prepared to work in the evening and at weekends to process liver tissue and blood samples collected during liver transplantation which occurs frequently outside normal working hours.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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JRF, SRF and RA Positions at Translational Health Science And Technology Institute, India

Translational Health Science And Technology Institute (THSTI) is an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. THSTI has been developed as a part of the interdisciplinary Health biotech Science cluster to be located at Faridabad which is a part of the National Capital Region. The Institute is being mentored by globally recognized National Institute of Immunology (NII) and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (HMHST). THSTI is designed to be a dynamic and interactive organization with a mission to conduct innovative translational research and develop research collaborations across disciplines and professions to accelerate the development of concepts into tangible products to improve human health. The other members of the cluster include The Regional Centre of Biotechnology (RCB) under the aegis of UNESCO and the NII with which the THSTI will have a seamless collaboration to achieve the interdisciplinary expertise. The cluster will have access to the state of the art experimental animal facility and the platform technology center for the sophisticated instrumentation. The permanent laboratories of the centre will come up in Faridabad within 3 years. The interim laboratories of the centre are functioning from Gurgaon in the South of Delhi area with adequate housing, transportation and schooling facilities. Campus housing may be available when the centre moves to Faridabad.Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Center (VIDRC) has been set up as a mission center of the THSTI to study infectious disease and pathogens with the aim to generate translational knowledge for developing prophylactic and therapeutic measures against diseases prevalent in India.
Eligibility: RA : Doctorate (PhD/MD) or an equivalent degree or 3 years of research experience after MVSc / MPharm.
SRF: Post Graduate Degree in Life Sciences with 2 years research experience or MBBS.
JRF: Post Graduate Degree in Life Sciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 26 April 2011

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2011 PhD Positions in Immunology and Microbiology at K.U.Leuven University in Netherlands

Disinfectants are important tools in the battle against hospital acquired infections. However, some aspects of the activity of disinfectants remain unknown. This project aims to understand the pharmacokinetic aspects of various disinfectants. We are interested in understanding this issue at various levels, e.g. the relation between contact time and concentration of the disinfectant in an in vivo situation, the residual activity of a disinfectant in relation to the drying time, interaction of various disinfectants with the environment and potential inhibitors, and the in vitro activity of disinfectants against micro-organisms causing hospital acquired infections (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) to acquire epidemiologic data. The student enrolled in the program will therefore be able to get experience in a wide spectrum of experimental techniques.
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– You have a Master degree in the domain of Biomedical Sciences (e.g., Master in Biomedical Sciences, Master in Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry, Master in Engineering: biomedical technology, Master in Medicine) or equivalent. You should have obtained your Master degree prior to appointment (last year students can also apply for this position);
– You have a good knowledge and strong interest in microbiology (bacteriology) and laboratory skills
– You are creative, like to take initiative and able to work independently;
– You have good educational and communicative skills and necessary sense for responsibility.

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