CYSTINET-Africa invites qualified Tanzanians to apply for the following scholarship positions to undertake TSCT related research in Tanzania. Successful candidates will be registered at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania. The deadline for receiving the applications is 30/12/2017.
CYSTINET-Africa, is an interdisciplinary multinational project focusing on the control of Taenia solium, a tapeworm transmitted between humans and pigs.
Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniasis (TSCT) is an emerging but potentially eradicable disease complex that significantly impacts human and animal health as well as community livelihood in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
The overall goal of CYSTINET-Africa consortium is to fill gaps on the way to control and elimination of TSCT by investing in research, capacity building and networking. The project will also create scientific leverage, as results may be translated into the handling of other zoonotic diseases.
These are full-funded scholarships, covering tuition fees, stipends, research money and other requirements as per SUA guidelines.
General eligibility criteria are:
- Being Tanzanian resident;
- Good command of English;
- Good knowledge in research methods;
- Committed in scientific writing and communication;
- Availability for a full-time registration starting from end of January 2018.
- Applicants should have other qualifications relevant to the research programme applied for (see scholarship areas of study below).
Scholarship areas of study
(i) PhD I (3-4-year programme by research) - Implementation and assessment of effect of a developed health education package on the incidence of human cysticercosis and related knowledge, attitudes and practices in Kongwa and Songwe districts, Tanzania.
(ii) PhD II (3-4-year programme by research) - Implementation and assessment of effect of a developed health education package on the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and related knowledge, attitudes and practices in Kongwa and Songwe districts, Tanzania.
(iii) MPhil (2-year programme by research) - Description of disease reporting systems, assessment of diagnnostic capacities and existing records for TSCT in Tanzania.
How to apply
An application package should consist of a scholarship application letter, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, birth certificate, curriculum vitae, a research concept note, names and contacts of two referees. If you have published scientific articles you should list them in your CV.
Completed application package should be submitted electronically as a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com. Interested candidate should apply for one position only.The deadline for receiving the applications is 30/12/2017.
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