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The Kappe-Vaughan laboratory is focusing on new and cutting-edge big data approaches to elucidate the biology of the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria. Last year there were over 600,000 thousand deaths from malaria, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. Our group aims to identify novel interventions that eliminate malaria disease and transmission. We are particularly interested in how the parasite subverts its two hosts – mosquito and man. We are thus looking for a highly motivated and creative individual who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment to use systems biology approaches to discover new mechanisms, phenomena and therapies that contribute to the shared goal of malaria elimination.
You will add cutting edge bioinformatic approaches (e.g., machine learning, variation graphs) and statistical rigor to all the phases of our experimental process, supporting our ability to draw significant biological interpretations from our study of the malaria parasite. You will work in a fast-paced team collaboratively to solve basic questions surrounding parasite-host interactions to support new candidates for vaccine development.
When applying for this position, please provide a CV and a letter of interest that speaks to your desire to work in the arena of global infectious disease research
Masters with three or more years of experience in a related field or PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, population genetics or other relevant area of quantitative analysis
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