- The Medical Research Council Unit
The Gambia invites applications, from clinically qualified African and
UK citizens only, for its full-time PhD studentship
program. The Unit's research interests spans basic scientific research
(immunology, microbiology, virology and molecular biology), clinical
studies, large epidemiological studies and intervention trials.
The PhD studentship is the following project area outlined below:
"Evaluating biomarkers for TB-exposure, infection and disease in a
cohort of children affected by tuberculosis"
With established staff of about 200 scientists, clinicians and senior
administrative staff from many parts of the world, as well as hosting
many visiting researchers, and over 500 support staff, the Medical
Research Council Unit aims to produce the leading scientific research to
save lives and improve health across the developing world.
The Studentship will start in November 2011, and will be full-time for
three years, involving collaboration with the Medical Research Council
Unit The Gambia and a UK institution.
Full financial support will be provided.
Further information and an application form can be obtained by e-mailing
Closing date: 1:00 pm on Friday, 8th July 2011
Interviews to be held in August 2011.
The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia is an Equal Opportunities
Employer and Operate a Strict No Smoking Policy.
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This opportunity is for those qualified and interested in the medical
research project area mentioned. It is one of the many areas in which
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