Freie Universität seeks research assistant/PhD candidate to work on live vaccines against Theileriosis

Requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who is interested in working within a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate must have a microbiology, immunology or veterinary degree and should be willing to travel and work in Africa for periods of up to several months. She/he will be enrolled as a PhD student at the doctoral studies program
Biomedical Sciences at Dahlem Research School (DRS) of Freie Universität Berlin and is expected to complete her/his studies in accordance with valid regulations of the PhD degree program. Furthermore, she/he will be actively engaged in all activities relevant to the project and research group

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Department of Veterinary Medicine
Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine
Research assistant – PhD candidate
50% Entgeltgruppe 13 TV–L FU
For a limited period of 3 years, starting as soon as possible
The Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine of the Freie Universität Berlin (http://www.fu-berlin.de/) participates in a DFG funded project with six African partner institutes from Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania (http://theileriainafrica.weebly.com/the-network.html).

This network focuses on the evaluation and implementation of live vaccines against Theileriosis caused by Theileria annulata and Theileria parva in North and Eastern Africa. The candidate will study the genetic diversity of Theileria spp. in the field, maintain and develop strategies to transfect Theileria infected cell lines and participate in vaccination trials under field conditions.

Requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who is interested in working within a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate must have a microbiology, immunology or veterinary degree and…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, before my nomination to attend SEC 40, 2018 NIPSS Kuru, Jos. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I was the founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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