Postdoctoral Positions in Botany and Zoology at Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Research objectives include – Developing comparable in vitro and in vivo systems suitable for studies on selected parasites. o Testing selected compounds for antiparasitic activity on selected parasite cultures through application of biologically active compounds (to both in vitro and in vivo systems), and subsequent evaluation of the parasite’s pathogenic impact and host immunological status. Qualifications: Candidate Requirements Candidates are expected to have strong backgrounds in the fields of parasitology,molecular biology, and immunohistochemistry, as well as sufficient English language skills (both spoken and written) to fully understand the study materials. Applicants are required to hold a corresponding degree from a university, and be capable of working both independently and in a team.

1. Knowledge of techniques for parasite assays and identification in faecal samples (preferably with orangutan and or primates faecal samples)

2. Experience with molecular methods of isolation and PCR

3. Experience with parasite culturing technique

4. Experience with data analysis in community ecology and statistical analysis of biological data and multivariate statistical methods 5. Knowledge of automatic sequencing (Sanger), and ability work with phylogenetic programmes

Salary/funding: The contract is for 3 years, with a salary of 55,000 CZK per month.

Scholarship Deadline: 31.3.2012

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