Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) is a young and vibrant research centre at the College of Medicine specializing in high quality malaria and anaemia research in children and pregnant women. The centre will be conducting a multi-disciplinary study funded by a grant from the Building Out Vector-Borne Diseases in Africa (BOVA) network. Improved housing designs can reduce malaria transmission, but designs may yield widely different results depending on the main factors that drive mosquito behaviour around houses. An essential aspect of designing effective house improvements for malaria control is, therefore, detailed information on the flight behaviour of host-seeking mosquitoes in the peri-domestic environment. This study will examine the flight behaviour of malaria vector mosquitoes, including how they find and enter house entry points, within a semi-field enclosure set up in Chikhwawa District.
TRUE is seeking suitably qualified, highly motivated and hardworking candidate to fill the vacant position of Research Associate tenable at the research site in Chikhwawa District. The appointment will be Six (6) months.
This position requires a diverse range of skills. The research associate will carry out experiments that involve 3D tracking of flying mosquitoes using a machine-vision-based tracking system. The research associate will work closely with study investigators to set up these experiments.
How to apply
All interested applicants with the required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three traceable referees as well as copies of academic and professional certificates, and letters of good standing with professional bodies – DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION. Please forward the above information by 18th October 2019 to the address listed below.
College of Medicine
Private Bag 360
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.