MAC-Communicable Diseases Action Centre (MAC) is an institution under the College of Medicine that works with Ministry of health, local and international health agencies to address priority health problems such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases. Focusing on operational and evidence synthesis research, capacity building and training, health care systems strengthening, disease surveillance, and monitoring and impact evaluation, MAC contributes to evidence based policy formulation and health programs implementation in Malawi and the SADC region.
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Entomology)
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A post-doctoral research fellowship position is available at MAC to conduct research within the Malawi International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR). The main purpose the postdoctoral research fellowship is to characterize the biting behaviors and insecticide susceptibility of the major Anopheles vector populations within the ICEMR study sites and elucidate how this affects malaria transmission and control in Malawi. Furthermore, the post-doctoral research fellow will be expected to mentor interns/ junior researchers as a means of generating preliminary data to guide further research and coordinate field activities
Initial contract is for two years with possibility of further extension based on performance and availability of funding. The position is tenable in Blantyre.
Post-doctoral research fellowship aims:
The postdoctoral research fellow will, among other things:
These positions will attract a salary with benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications as applicable to contract staff in the College of Medicine. COM is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply
Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with a personal statement; copies of relevant certificates; and detailed CVs with names, contact numbers and emails of three traceable
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 6th October, 2020. Only short-listed candidates shall be acknowledged.