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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

PhD post Doc Scientist- Immunology Job at MRC/UVRI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
PhD post Doc Scientist- Immunology

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Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 6 July 2018

Duty Station:

Established in 1988, the MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized Center of excellencefor research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation ofinnovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa andworldwide. The Unit's head offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research institute
- Entebbe Campus, and the mainresearch activities in Masaka, Kalungu, Kampala and Wakiso districts, including the peri-urban areas of Entebbe.
The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position
Role Position : PhD post Doc Scientist- Immunology (01 position)
Reporting to: Head of Programme - PGPI

Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and test originalhypotheses to expedite HIV-1 vaccine development.
  • Optimize the luciferase CD8 T cell viral inhibitionassay at MRC-UVRfor use in HIV vaccine designand HIV vaccine clinical trials.
  • Characterize, screenand establish panels of viruses to screen T cell or Bcell specificities for breadth and potency to elucidatepotential targets for inclusion in next generation HIVvaccine candidates.
  • Characterize immune functionsassociated with effective virus control and effective T-cellspecificities. Check out the website for details.

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Job application procedure
Please email your application to Applications should include academic documents, a coverletter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all application documentationinto one Ms Word Document and then convert it to PDF. Deadline is Friday, 6 July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will becontacted for interview. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. Applicationsshould be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P. O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda