Postdoctoral Research Fellows in HIV (South Africa) ~

28 de julio de 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellows in HIV (South Africa)

We invite applications from ambitious clinical or non-clinical postdoctoral
scientists, to undertake research in a Flagship programme of the Wellcome
Trust & MRC in South Africa
We wish to attract high quality postdoctoral scientists to undertake HIV
research at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University
of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa ( &

The Centre is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is developing close academic
links with University College London and London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine.

Up to five Postdoctoral Fellowships are available. Potential areas of study
include population and biological aspects of HIV in the context of the
South African epidemic although other areas of investigation will be
considered. We particularly invite applications related to:

- HIV transmission dynamics

- Molecular epidemiology host-pathogen interaction

- Geospatial approaches to the design of targeted HIV prevention strategies

- Biostatistical approaches to epidemic causality

- Causal impact evaluation of HIV interventions

- Emergence of HIV drug resistance

The Genomics Programme provides example of three post-docs fellowships

HIV Genomics & Bioinformatics I - This Fellowship aims to apply and develop
bioinformatics software applications in order to understand phylogeography
patterns of HIV transmission. (

HIV Genomics & Phylogenetics II - This Fellowship aims to
develop and/or apply phylogenetic software applications to
create a framework to identify epidemiologically important HIV
strains. (

HIV & HTLV Bioinformatics & Phylogenetics III - This fellowship
aims to apply and develop bioinformatics software applications
to analyze large datasets of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 complete
genomes. (

Applicants will have demonstrated their potential to become successful
scientists through high quality publications and an innovative research
plan. The successful candidates will be supported to apply for externally
funded personal fellowships, which should be based at UCL or LSHTM in the
UK. In such cases, we will supplement the Fellowship award with further
research funding. The positions are based at the Africa Centre, which has a
surveillance base near Mtubatuba (2 hours north of Durban) and superb
laboratory facilities in Durban, although flexibility exists for time in
South Africa and abroad

Candidates will therefore be required to consider mentors at the Africa
Centre as well as UCL/LSHTM. Please see:

Interested candidates holding a PhD, and with clear evidence of
internationally competitive research (through high quality publications),
are invited to send their CV?s and discuss their interest informally with
one or more the following Africa Centre staff in the first instance, prior
to formal application:

Professor Deenan Pillay, Director of the Africa Centre. HIV drug resistance
and pathogenesis (

Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Director of the Genomics Programme at Africa
Centre. Molecular Epidemiology, Bioinformatics & Host/Pathogen Genomics (

Professor Frank Tanser, Director of Population Epidemiology Programme,
Epidemiology (

Professor Till Barnighausen, Director of the Health & Impact Evaluation
Programme. Biostatistics, Health Economics (


Open access publications & information on my research group website

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira
Programme Director (Genomics), Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and
Population Studies, South Africa
Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban,
South Africa.
Director, Southern African Treatment Resistance Network (SATuRN)
Honorary, Research Department of Infection, University College of London
(UCL), U.K.
Skype: tuliodna, gmail:
Tel: +27 35 550 7542, Fax: +27 35 550 7500

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