PhD Studentship available in France/UK

Genomic and metagenomic approaches for sustainable management of
cyathostomins in horses

Hosting units:
- INRA/U. de Tours, UMR1282 Infectiologie et Santé Publique
- INRA/IFCE, UMR1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative
- Parasite genomics team, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

See this link for further details on the studentship and how to apply.

Postdoctoral position in Immunology/Vaccine research at Dublin City University (fixed term up to 11 months)

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher for an SFI funded project focusing upon the development of a commercial viable helminth vaccine. The project focuses upon understanding the immune modulatory mechanisms of helminth derived proteins and glycoproteins on innate immune cells and examining the immune responses to these molecules as potential vaccine candidates in animal models. The project is part of SFI funded collaborative program between researchers based in DCU, UCD and QUB as well as research groups across Europe.

Further information on the job and how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: 11th June 2018

Two Post-Doc positions, Luisa Figueiredo laboratory, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal

We are looking for two highly motivated scientists, holding a PhD in life sciences, interested in host-pathogen interactions. We have recently demonstrated that the adipose is a major reservoir of African trypanosomes and that parasite phenotypically adapt to living in this tissue including activation of fatty acid beta-oxidation (Trindade et al. Cell Host and Microbe, 2016). The goal of each project is:

  • InOutFat Project: To understand the cellular mechanisms by which parasites enter and egress the adipose tissue. Knowledge of in vivo imaging in animal models is recommended.
  • MetaFat Project: To characterize the metabolic adaptation of parasites to the tissue and the metabolic impact of the infection on the host. Knowledge biochemistry and metabolism is recommended.

For further information and to apply for the position, please see this link.

Closing date: 22nd June 2018


Research Fellow, Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Salary:  £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 June 2018
Reference:  ITD-PMBD-2018-08


We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to undertake research on Chagas disease and its causative agent, the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The project, which is funded by the MRC, aims to elucidate mechanisms of infection chronicity and pathogenesis in the digestive form of Chagas disease. We have recently discovered that T. cruzi uses the digestive tract as a permissive reservoir site in chronic infections. This results in pathological changes to the enteric muscles and nervous system, often leading to debilitating digestive megasyndromes. We plan to combine experimental infection models and bioluminescence imaging with neurological and immunological analyses to develop a better understanding of Chagas disease pathogenesis. The post will be based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biological sciences, extensive experience of working with animal models and advanced proficiency in molecular and cell biological techniques. A good publication record, commensurate with experience, is expected. The successful candidate will be proficient in computer applications for data processing, statistical analysis, written reports and oral presentations. Applicants with a strong background in digestive tract or parasitological research including experience in techniques for analysis of the enteric nervous system or host-pathogen interactions would be particularly welcome.

The post will be based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

This full-time post is available from 1st August 2018 and is funded by the MRC for three years. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 - £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

For further details and to apply:

Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-PMBD-2018-08.

W3 Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses available from 1st October 2018 at Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany

Finaler Ausschreibungstext_W3 Professur für Parasitologie (in German and English)