ARNTD Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Short-term Research Visits to LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany 2018/2019

ARNTD Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Short-term Research Visits to LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany 2018/2019

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for ARNTD Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Short-term Research Visits to LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany 2018/2019… Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

ARNTD Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Short-term Research Visits to LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany 2018/2019

ARNTD Scholarships, Germany 2018/2019

The LOEWE Centre DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases) in partnership with the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD), is offering seven short-term visiting research fellowships at selected member-institutions of the DRUID consortium in Hessen, Germany.

  • Type: Research
  • Number of Awards: 7
  • Award Providers: LOEWE Centre DRUID, ARNTD
  • Duration of Programme: approx. 3 months in 2018 or 2019
  • Eligible Countries: African countries
  • To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

Programme Description:  We welcome applications from highly qualified and motivated post-doctoral African scientists with a strong research focus on neglected tropical infectious diseases (NTDs) and other poverty-associated diseases.

Fields of Research: The seven research areas of the hosting institutions of the DRUID consortium are:

Research area Knowledge and skills required Institution Group
Human T-cell responses against Leishmania parasites Cell culture; FACS based analyses of blood cells Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen Zandbergen
Schistosomiasis, sexual maturation as drug target Cell/worm culture; molecular biology Giessen University Grevelding
In silico identification of inhibitors of NTD targets (pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery, docking) Excellent PC knowledge (Linux); chemistry; tools for chemoinformatics Marburg University Kolb
Medicinal chemistry (synthesis, drug design) Synthetic organic chemistry Marburg University Diederich
Redox-active enzymes as drug targets against malaria Molecular/ structural biology, protein biochemistry Giessen University Becker
Complement-inhibitory proteins of Borrelia causing relapsing fever in Africa Molecular biology; protein biochemistry Frankfurt University Kraiczy
Pathogenesis of Rift Valley Fever Molecular biology; cell biology; virology Giessen University Weber

Eligibility

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following:

  1. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DrPH, DSc) and must provide evidence of a strong theoretical and methodological background;
  2. Must be currently engaged as a post-doc or equivalent by an academic, health, or research institution in Africa for the duration of the grant;
  3. Must demonstrate having a commitment to NTD-related research as well as the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work at the German host institution.
  4. Must have excellent oral and writing skills in English.

Value of Award: The DRUID Centre will support successful applicants financially in the form of short-term fellowships covering the proposed work, travel costs, insurance, and the recipients’ cost of living for the duration of the fellowship in Hessen, Germany.

Application Procedure

Application Form – How to Apply: 

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To apply, click here. Please feel free to also visit the DRUID or ARNTD websites detailed below. Interested applicants will be expected to submit a 1-2-page motivation letter, detailed CV, list of publications, summary of methodological expertise, and present research/description of research environment. The LOEWE Centre DRUID and ARNTD actively support women in scientific research and strongly encourage women to apply for the fellowships. Applications must be related to the research focus of one or two out of the seven research areas of the
hosting institutions of the DRUID consortium (see list above)

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 1st August 2018

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of ARNTD Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Short-term Research Visits to LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany 2018/2019 for more information.

 

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