Postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Entomology

Job summary

The Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon seeks qualified applicants to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Medical Entomology. The Fellow will be working in the state-ofthe-art insectary, fully equipped BSL-2 and BSL-3 areas for parasitology, entomology and microscopy. The post-doc will have the opportunity to engage in translational projects such as controlled human malaria infection trials through the active phase I-IV clinical trial centre. This position is funded through grants from EDCTP, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF).


Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL)

Town & Country

Lambaréné, GABON

Duration of position

Two (2) years with a possibility for extension.

Deadline for application

Call open from November 01 2018 to January 31 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the end of January 2019.

Job description

  • Provide leadership skills and mentorship to a young team of graduate students and contribute to their scientific training
  • setup novel experimental transmission experiments, including with non-Plasmodium falciparum parasites.

Eligibility criteria/Requirements

  • must be experienced in experimental transmission of malaria parasites (e.g., artificial membrane feeding systems)
  • must be experienced in raising and maintaining Anopheles colonies.
  • must be experienced in genetic techniques for molecular classification of Anopheles. spp.
  • Should have knowledge in setting up experimental transmission experiments with nonPlasmodium.

How to apply

Submit a CV and letter of motivation containing a comprehensive experience to: ayolaakim.adegnika[AT]
Send enquiries for any further clarifications to ayolaakim.adegnika[AT]
and also copy steffen.borrmann[AT]

Language requirement

English and French (with a strong commitment to learn English).