REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) was established with the primary aims of performing high quality malaria research, training and capacity building. One of the main goals of this organization is to train Ugandan scientists in disciplines that could be used to control malaria in developing countries. Trainees are expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to malaria research and prevention. IDRC together with Makerere University School of Medicine with support from Fogarty International Centre (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is now soliciting applications for training as follows:

1. Masters training in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology and Immunology.

Successful applicants will be supported for Masters Level training in disciplines such as Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health and Molecular Biology at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Distance learning programs including PhDs at other institutions may also be supported if they include research programs to be conducted in Uganda. The candidates will be expected to do a malaria research project as part of their degree program.

Pre-requisites for Masters Training: MBChB, BSc Pharmacology, BSc Biochemistry or BSc Biomedical Laboratory Technology/Science from a recognized Institution.

2. PhD training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology, Immunology or any field of Health Sciences.

Successful applicants will be supported for PhD training in disciplines such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology and Health related sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Distance learning programs including PhDs at other institutions may also be supported if they include research programs to be conducted in Uganda. The candidates will be expected to do a malaria research project as part of their degree program.

Pre-requisites for PhD Training: Masters training in Medicine, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, or Molecular biology or Masters training in Health related sciences course from a recognized Institution.

3. Postdoctoral training.

Successful applicants will be supported for postdoctoral training either in Uganda or at an international institution. Specific malaria research projects will be developed based on trainee expertise and interested program faculty.

Prerequisites for Postdoctoral Training: PhD training in a field related to malaria research.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Commitment to malaria research/control activities.

  2. Research experience

  3. Capacity to enhance research and malaria control activities in academic and public health programs in Uganda.

Application Process:

  1. Interested applicants should send an application letter and a statement of purpose, CV, copies of academic certificates and two letters of reference. The statement of purpose document should be no more than 1 page, and should include: 1) your academic background, 2) work experience, 3) academic/professional achievements, 4) research interest, and 5) career goal

  2. For master’s degree programs, applicants will be asked to show evidence of having applied or having already been accepted into the master’s program at Makerere University.

Deadline for applications is: 5:00pm on 22nd June 2015. Please send your application materials to:

The Human Resource Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Mulago Hospital Complex, New Mulago Hill road

MUJHU 3 Building, 3rd floor.

P.O. Box 7475, Kampala

Tel: 0414-530692

Website: www.idrc-uganda.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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