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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Life Sciences

TropIQ Health Sciences is pleased to invite applicants to apply for postdoc position in life sciences. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to January 31, 2016.

TropIQ Health Sciences is looking for a talented postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic group of scientists focused on the discovery of new interventions for poverty-related infectious diseases. The candidate will enroll in a global postdoc training program supported by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). The program offers a unique opportunity to receive training in drug discovery and translational research at TropIQ while working closely with research teams at Calibr and other global partners. The training program is restricted to a total of 15 post-doctoral fellows worldwide. At TropIQ, the fellow will work as part of a team of scientists to identify and characterize small molecules that block malaria transmission from humans to mosquitoes and vice versa. The postdoctoral fellow will publish their findings in high impact, peer-reviewed journals and may be co-inventor on patents related to their work. The fellowship has a duration of two years. Following successful completion, fellows have the opportunity to transition to permanent positions at the China Discovery Institute, which is being established in China by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation.
Benefits
The position provides a challenging opportunity to become active in the battle against malaria as part of an enthusiastic team of scientists. The versatile nature of the projects and the multinational setup of the postdoctoral training program provides an excellent basis for widening research skill sets and broadening the scientific horizon. A contract for two years at a competitive salary with the prospect of transitioning to a permanent position at the China Discovery Institute.
Application Requirements
PhD in life sciences. Strong skills and experience in biochemistry. Excellent communication skills in English. Evidence of collaborative research. Creative, flexible and entrepreneurial personality. Additional preferred qualifications. Expertise in arthropod physiology.
How to apply?
Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae to the address below by electronic mail. Correspondence may be in Dutch or English as preferred. Please submit your application before January 30th 2016. More information and contact. Dr. Koen Dechering, CEO, email: E. k.dechering@tropIQ.nl.
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