Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1169)
The Department of Vector Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in support of tsetse control efforts in the Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Department of Vector Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in support of tsetse control efforts in the Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Although you will based within the UK you will also be expected to work in DRC on a rotational basis to oversee duties of our tsetse control activities which are run in collaboration with the National Programme for the Control of Human African Trypanosomiasis (PNLTHA).
The focus of this role will be to assist the PNLTHA design, implement and monitor tsetse control operations as part of a national HAT elimination programme. You will be responsible for data collection, analysis and reporting with a view to establishing the optimal capacity requirements for an effective national team to meet goals and objectives by identifying priority capacity gaps and potential solutions. You may also carry our similar work in other countries across sub-Saharan Africa to support efforts by national programmes to eliminate Gambian sleeping sickness.
To be appointed at PDRA level you must have a PhD in a relevant subject area with extensive field experience in Africa or in another resource-poor setting. It is essential that you have well developed research skills with the ability to present research findings in oral and written format with the ability to achieve agreed research objectives independent of routine supervision. You will have proven communication skills and able to work as an integral and cooperative member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-national research team.