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Postdoctoral Fellow/Senior Research Associate Positions at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for filling up of a post of “Post Doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Associate” on adhoc basis for the project entitled “Role of CNS Opportunistic Infections in Subsequent Development of HIV Encephalitis” under Dr.S.K.Shankar, Professor, Dept. of Neuropathology & Principal  Investigator. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a multidisciplinary Institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the frontier area of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. The Lunatic Asylum which came into being in the latter part of the 19th Century was renamed as Mental Hospital in 1925 by the erstwhile Government of Mysore. This hospital and All India Institute of Mental Health established in 1954 by Government of India were amalgamated on 27th December 1974, and thus was formed the autonomous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).
Eligibility: MD (Internal Medicine) or DNB (Internal Medicine) from any reputed Medical Institution/Medical College approved by Medical Council of India
Or MBBS with minimum of 3 years experience in Clinical research in any funded project Or PhD/MSc., in Biological Sciences who has submitted PhD The candidate should have aptitude for research in the field of HIV/AIDS/infectious diseases Experience in Neurohistology, Morphometry and Immunocytochemistry

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011.

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Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ghent, Belgium

Our lab is a translational HIV research lab focusing on HIV integration, the HIV viral reservoir and HIV transmission. Our lab described that viruses in different compartments also differ in their predicted tropism preference. Detailed characterisation of the HIV integration step in vivo is performed by cDNA LEDGF SNP analysis, LEDGF mRNA QPCR, Alu PCR of HIV integrated copies, 2LTR QPCR and total DNA QPCR on patient derived PBMC’s.

The general goal of our lab is to support research that improves our knowledge on HIV eradication strategies. Current studies aim to validate new endpoint for HIV therapy and new cellular cofactors for HIV transcription using a primary HIV latency model. Techniques used are flow cytometry, virus co-culture assays, cloning, Q-PCR, High resolution melting, viral gene transfer, Western blot ect…

Degree obtained in life sciences

A: Experience/profile
Junior post-doc, EU citizenship (to allow funding from Flanders/Belgium and European grant proposals)

B: Skills
Experience in molecular virology is an asset

C: Attitudes
teamspirit recommended

Scholarship Application Deadline:2011-03-31

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Clinician Educator Fellowships Positions in University of California, San Francesco 2011 – 2012

The UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) is pleased to offer clinician educator fellowship positions in general internal medicine for July. Fellowship positions may be structured as one or two year programs. These positions are designed to prepare fellows for faculty careers as clinician-educators in general internal medicine by expanding skills in clinical medicine, clinical teaching, clinical scholarship and medical education. Each fellow will spend approximately 40% time in direct clinical care at one of the DGIM ambulatory sites at UCSF/Mount Zion or UCSF/Parnassus. Mentoring of clinical work will be provided by the Program Director and other experienced DGIM faculty. An additional 10-20% time will be spent in teaching and supervising residents and students in ambulatory care at UCSF/Mount Zion and UCSF/Parnassus. Formal training, mentorship and feedback in ambulatory teaching will also be provided by DGIM faculty.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 July 2011

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