PhD Fellowship 2021: ” Malaria Omic Correlates of Resistance to Artemisinin-based Therapies in Nigeria “

Postgraduate Fellowship  " Malaria Omic Correlates of Resistance to Artemisinin-based Therapies in Nigeria "

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.
Closing date for applications: December 24, 2021
Expected start date: February 1, 2022

We are seeking to appoint full-time Postgraduate Fellows to join our Team on antimalarial drug resistance surveillance in Nigeria. This exciting project includes Bioinformatics, laboratory and field studies and will be based primarily at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research and The Medical Research Council, The Gambia at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with opportunities for international training and conference attendance.

Eligibility

1) Prospective Ph.D. Fellow must:
  • Have MSc /Mphil in Bioinformatics, Molecular parasitology or Computational Biology.

(Experience in malaria research and a record of high-quality publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals is needed).

  • Be a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing rigorous malaria
  • Be committed to a long-term research career in malaria (bioinformatics and genetics).
  • Be a person of integrity and have an eye for
  • Have prior research experience in malaria, molecular parasitology, cell biology and/or overseas lab
  • Be proficient in the use of R for data analysis and graphics (Ability to use any other relevant programming Language is needed).
 2) Prospective M.Sc. Fellow must:
  • Have BSc. in Bioinformatics, Molecular parasitology, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.

(Experience in malaria research and a record of high-quality publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals is needed).

  • Be a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing rigorous malaria
  • Be committed to a long-term research career in
  • Be a person of integrity and have an eye for
  • Be proficient in the use of R for data analysis and graphics (Ability to use other relevant programming Language is needed)
3) Prospective Research Assistant (RA) must:
  • Have Sc./M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Biochemistry or Immunology.
  • Have proven experience in malaria research

(Record of high-quality publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals is required).

  • Be a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing rigorous malaria
  • Be committed to a long-term research career in malaria genomics and in vitro
  • Be a person of integrity and have an eye for
Successful fellows will be expected to:
  • Conduct and/or participate actively in high-quality research leading to publications in high-impact journals
  • Work very hard publishing a minimum of two quality papers per year.
  • Contribute to research capacity building including training of undergraduate and MSc students in the PI’s

The PI is supported with funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Programme (EDCTP) and the Malaria population biology of the Medical Research Council, The Gambia. The PI will support the successful PhD Fellow for 3 years, M.Sc for 1 session and the RA for 2 years in the first instance, with a possibility of a postdoctoral/Ph.D. fellowship position based on performance and productivity.

Financial support will cover:

A competitive monthly salary, Research supplies and reagents, Conference attendance, Other research-related costs (such as visit to collaborator’s laboratory), University tuition as approved.

Applications from under-represented researchers are strongly encouraged. Applicants with MBBS degree or exceptional candidates coming directly from BSc studies may be considered.

Interested applicants should complete the application form

For further inquiries please contact:

  1. Dr Oluwagbemiga Aina
    gbengaaina@nimr.gov.ng
  2. Dr Adesola Musa
    zaidatmusa@nimr.gov.ng 
  3. Dr Olusola Ajibaye
    o.ajibaye@nimr.gov.ng

(+234) 806 903 2569

ADDRESS

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
6, Edmund crescent off Murtala Mohammed way, P.M.B. 2013 Yaba, Lagos Nigeria

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Call for Proposal for VHF Extramural Grant

EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

NIMR Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Project


Call for Proposal for VHF Extramural Grant


The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Project, is an extramural research program designed to forge collaboration with Universities and allied Research Institutes. It seeks to understand the ecology of viruses associated with viral haemorrhagic fever and their hosts in order to develop an effective public health strategy for their control in Nigeria. The main goal of this project is to characterize major viruses associated with VHFs, provide information on main reservoirs of infection in VHF-prone areas and train a crop of young scientists in support of the National Control Program.

NIMR VHF Scholars

Each prospective NIMR VHF scholar must submit a grant application which will be assessed and the best scoring application will be awarded the extramural grant.

Eligibility Requirements:- Each candidate must:

Have registered for MSc or Ph.D. at the University of Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin, Lead City University, or Delta State University.
Be interested in working on VHF for the postgraduate program;
Submit a summary of the approved research proposal plus budget (Maximum – six pages)
Provide a letter of support from the University Supervisor

Grants will be awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis, and will be based on the feasibility of timely completion of the program. Grants of N400, 000 – N750, 000 each will be awarded to successful applicants. The grant will support fieldwork and laboratory activities.

Successful applicants will be required to submit quarterly updates and summary reports to NIMR Grants Management office and to the VHF Research Team, and present their research findings at the Institute’s annual scientific conference. They are also encouraged to publish in the Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, NIMR official Journal.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants should submit their applications online to nimrgrantsunit@gmail.com.
Typeset application not more than six A4 pages (12 points font size using Times New Roman format)

Proposals should be structured as follow:

  • Background
  • Rationale and Objectives
  • Methodology
  • Expected outcome
  • References (Vancouver style and not more than 20)
  • Timeline
  • Budget and justification
  • Two-page Curriculum Vitae of the Principal Investigator should be enclosed, (excluding the page limit and using NIH Bio sketch template).

Note

We strongly encourage the inclusion of a realistic budget outline, keeping within the allotted amount for the grant, and fitting appropriately within a 12-month project and the required page limit.
Required documents and application letter must be submitted as a compressed ZIP folder
Subject line of the mail should be in this format – SURNAME, first name, degree type

Important dates:

Deadline for receiving application: November 15th, 2021                                                

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by November 30th, 2021

Commencement of Scholarship: December 1st, 2021

Question: Contact

Prof. Rosemary Audu

rosemaryaudu@nimr.gov.ng or 08035017790

Center for Human Virology and Genomics,

Microbiology Department