Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation parleys Media Executives

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation parleys Media Executives

This is a new phase for medical research in Nigeria. Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation (NIMR Foundation) will be launching later this year and it is taking up the responsibility of building capacity for translational research in Nigeria.
Their activities include:

  • Sponsorship of PhD and Medical Fellowships.
  • Travel grants.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships.
    Sabbaticals.
  • Grantsmanship and Mentorship Trainings.These opportunities will be open to all Nigerians across the 36 states and FCT.

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Genetic Scan for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Nigeria

Genetic Scan for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in Nigeria

Dr Kolapo Oyebola

Principal Investigator

Dr Kolapo Oyebola wins prestigious Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) from the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Fogarty International Center (FIC).

The five-year K43 award will further Dr Oyebola’s independent career development and research plans.

The award will allow him investigate the prevalence and temporal dynamics of mutations associated with certain cancer types and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Nigeria.

He will spend time in Nigeria and the USA working with Dr Swee Lay Thein (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH), Dr Charles Rotimi (National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH) and Prof. Babatunde Salako (Nigerian Institute of Medical Research).

“This important research topic has been grossly understudied among individuals of African descent. I am excited to receive this highly competitive career development and research grant as it puts me in a strong position to build local capacity for human genetics research in Nigeria” says Dr Oyebola.

 

He will spend time in Nigeria and the USA working with

Dr. Swee Lay Thein

Senior Investigator

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

Charles Rotimi, Ph.D.

NIH Distinguished Investigator

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako

Director General /CEO

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

Funders: US National Institutes of Health (FIC and NHLBI)

2021 PhD Fellowship Advertisement

2021 PhD Fellowship Advertisement

We are seeking to appoint two full-time PhD Fellows to carry out new projects on cancer genetics. This exciting project includes laboratory and field studies and will be based primarily at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, with opportunities for international training.

Prospective candidates must:

  • Have MSc/Mphil in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics or Computational Biology or related research experience in these fields and a record of high-quality publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Be a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing rigorous genomics and bioinformatics research.
  • Be committed to a long-term research career in human genetics.
  • Be a person of integrity and have an eye for details.
  • Have prior research experience in genomics, computational biology and/or overseas lab experience.
  • Be able to use R and/or Python for data analysis and graphics.
  • Successful fellows will be expected to:
  • Conduct high quality research leading to publications in high-impact journals (must be ready to work very hard towards
  • publishing a minimum of two quality papers per year).
  • Contribute to research capacity building including training of undergraduate and MSc students in the Principal Investigator’s (PI) group.

The PI is supported with research grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US National Institutes of Health. The PI will support the successful PhD Fellows for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a competitive postdoctoral position based on performance and availability of additional funds.

Funds will cover:

  • Monthly salary
  • Research supplies and reagents
  • Conference attendance
  • Other research-related costs such as visit to collaborator’s laboratory
  • PhD tuition for three years.
  • PI will compete for additional funding for the Fellow’s international training and career development.

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

Applicants who are interested should fill the application form.

For further inquiries please contact:

  1. Dr Adesola Musa
    zaidatmusa@nimr.gov.ng
  2. Dr Oluwagbemiga Aina
    gbengaaina@nimr.gov.ng
  3. Dr Olusola Ajibaye
    sajibaye@yahoo.com
  4. Dr Kolapo Oyebola
    oyebolakolapo@yahoo.com

PhD Fellowship 2021: ” 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

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