immunology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

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.
Your profile:
– 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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Research Positions in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Tezpur University, India

Applications are invited for three Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and one Project Assistant in DBT funded project entiled “Understanding the molecular interactions between NK receptor diversity and activation with diverse malignancy in HNSCC prevalent in the population of Assam”in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University.

Eligibility: M.Sc Degree in Life Sciences with two years research experience (Desirable research experience in molecular human genetics/molecular immunology and immunogenetics) and  B.Sc in Life Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who can comfortably work in Microsoft Office and other statistical

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 March 2011

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JRF for PhD in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre, India

The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The TMC conducts Ph.D. program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational work in the field of Cancer Cell Biology. Specific research topics includes study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, virology, chemotherapy and carcinogenesis, gene therapy in animal models, tumor markers, structural biology, proteomics, genomics, genetics and glycobiology.

Qualifications: M.Sc. (Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Zoology); M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.B.B.S.; from a recognized University, with ?60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply.

Stipend: Rs. 16000/-+ 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable. Limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 04 April 2011

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