Malaria Parasites and their Anopheline Vectors

Post-doctoral Position
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, MD
Position Description:
A post-doctoral position is available in the Malaria Immunology Section of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Despite progress in recent years, malaria remains a devastating global disease and newer tools and approaches are required to address plasmodial infections. The MIS section studies immune responses to asexual and sexual stages of malaria parasites, both in animal models and human infections, with the goal of facilitating development of a vaccine for malaria. The candidate selected for the current position will investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in sexual stage parasite development and in the infection of the Anopheline mosquito hosts, as well as how these processes can be inhibited by vaccines or drugs to reduce malaria transmission.
NIAID offers state-of-the-art facilities for genomics, proteomics, imaging, etc. In addition, the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research has a secure insectary enabling detailed studies of malaria parasites in the insect vector and maintains collaborators in Mali and Cambodia to facilitate studies in the field.
Qualifications:
Applicants should have obtained a PhD and/or MD degree within the past 5 years and have experience in molecular biology and immunology. Previous research experience with malaria parasites, either human parasites or rodent models of infection, using molecular and immunologic techniques is preferred but not required.
To Apply:
Please submit a CV including bibliography, a cover letter with a description of research experience and interests, and 3 letters of reference to:
Carole A. Long, Ph.D., FASTMH
Chief, Malaria Immunology Section
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
NIAID/NIH
12735 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
clong@niaid.nih.gov

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