pseudomonas | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

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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