Medical Research Council Unit the Gambia (MRCG) Doctoral Training Scholarship Programme



Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia – The MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of two research units established in sub- Saharan Africa by the Medical Research Council UK and is the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s single largest investment in medical research in a low and middle income country. MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM represents a unique concentration of scientific expertise and high quality research platforms in the West African region.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Doctoral Training Scholarship Programme

Location: Gambia

Details of the Projects
Project 1:

  • Analysis of immune cells and pathways in the development and outcome of post-TB lung disease

Essential Requirements

  • MSc in Immunology or molecular biology
  • Expertise in cellular and/or molecular immunology techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Desirable:
  • Experience with transcriptomic assays and analysis
  • Experience with R-programming or similar
  • Background in Tuberculosis research

Project 2:

  • The effect of N-acetyl cysteine host-directed therapy on oxidative pathways leading to lung damage at diagnosis and post-treatment)

Essential Requirements

  • MSc in Immunology or molecular biology
  • Expertise in cellular and/or molecular immunology techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Desirable:
  • Experience with transcriptomic assays and analysis
  • Experience with R-programming or similar
  • Background in Tuberculosis research.

Terms and Conditions

  • The studentship starts as soon as the recruitment is done, and will be full-time for four years, involving collaboration with the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and a European University.
  • Full financial support will be provided.

Application Closing Date
15th March, 2023 – 16:00 pm.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send an email request to: [email protected] to get further information and the application form.

Note

  • The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and Operates a Strict No Smoking Policy.
  • Your data provided will be protected in accordance to the Unit’s data protection policy and will only be used for the candidate selection and University registrations.
  • Please email Jayne Sutherland, main supervisor details ([email protected]) for further details

 

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