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Join us! Attention aspiring post-doctoral scientists

The Malaria Collaboratory (sites.duke.edu/taylorlab) is recruiting an exceptional post-doctoral scientist to work on the molecular and immuno-epidemiology of malaria parasites. The candidate will join an existing team at Duke, Johns Hopkins, Moi University, and our field site in Kenya, and engage with investigators at all sites across various disciplines.

The ongoing main project leverages an innovative field study of mosquitos, people, and parasites in western Kenya, with which we can observe individual transmission and biting events to better understand the biology of malaria transmission in a natural setting (general project description here). Possible opportunities to engage with this large set of field samples and existing epidemiologic and genetic data include bioinformatic approaches to measuring parasite transmission, clinical outcomes of vector biting events, immunological responses to infectious bites and immune correlates of protection from disease. Candidates who are eligible to work in the U.S, have a PhD, DrPH, MD or equivalent doctoral degree, and relevant experience in statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, immunology, genetics or molecular biology will all be considered and have valuable perspectives to add to this work.

Irrespective of scientific background, the candidate can expect to join a vibrant academic community, develop essential scientific and professional skills, and conduct translational malaria research with explicit impact. The primary work site is Duke University, with the potential for significant time working directly with partners at the field site in Kenya.

Contact Steve Taylor with inquiries: steve.taylor at duke.edu


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