December 20, 2010

International Livestock Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Position: Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

Course(s) Offered: Science
Course Level: Postdoctoral research
Provider: ILRI
Country to Study in: Nairobi, Kenya

Fellowship Description
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI seeks to recruit a post-doctoral scientist to join the Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) research group within the Biotechnology department. CBPP is regarded as one of the most important livestock diseases within Africa.

Eligibility
Requirements:
  • A PhD degree obtained no more than 5 years ago in the field of microbiology, immunology or molecular biology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perform in multidisciplinary and multicultural research environment.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to partners in Namibia and Europe.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

Fields of study
Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to efforts to develop an improved diagnostic test for CBPP
  • Assist with activities supporting the generation of a panel of Mycoplasmamycoides-specific antibodies
  • Assist with activities related to the detection of Mycoplasmamycoides proteins expressed in vivo
  • Assist with activities related to the genome transplantation and mutagenesis of Mycoplasmamycoides
Number of awards
One position is available

Sponsorship duration
This position will be a 3-year program

Scholarship benefits
The position is required to ensure the development of sensitive diagnostic tests and to investigate host-pathogen interactions to help with the development of improved vaccines as part of a three year donor-funded project.

Method of Application
Qualified and interested applicants need to visit the official website (link to it is below) to complete information on how to apply for this position.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship and how to apply for it.

DEADLINES:
The deadline date for all fellowship applications is 31 January 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
ILRI envisions... a world where all people have access to enough food and livelihood options to fulfil their potential.

ILRI’s mission is... to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock—ensuring better lives through livestock.

ILRI’s three strategic objectives are:
  • with partners, to develop, test, adapt and promote science-based practices that—being sustainable and scalable—achieve better lives through livestock.
  • with partners,to provide compelling scientific evidence in ways that persuade decision-makers—from farms to boardrooms and parliaments—that smarter policies and bigger livestock investments can deliver significant socio-economic, health and environmental dividends to both poor nations and households.
  • with partners,to increase capacity among ILRI’s key stakeholders to make better use of livestock science and investments for better lives through livestock.
Application Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application
International Livestock Research Institute(Official ILRI Website)

Related: List of Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

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