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Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board 2019/2020 Loan Application

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Advert for 2019-20 loan application FINAL

 

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE 27th FEBRUARY CONGREGATION FOR 2017/2018 GRADUANDS

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 PRESS RELEASE FOR 27TH FEBRUARY CONGREGATION

 

Occupational Health and Safety Training Workshop

 

 

Occupational Health and Safety Training Workshop

The University of Malawi (through its Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health & Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) is pleased to announce a training workshop in Occupational Health and Safety.

Date: 11th  –  16th March, 2019.

Venue: College of Medicine (Blantyre Campus)

Facilitator: Prof. Goodson R.E.E Ana (University of Ibadan-Nigeria)

Course Outline:

  • Basic Concepts and Definition of terms in Occupational health

  • Classification of Workplace Environment

  • Industry: Concept, Classification and Types

  • Industrial Hygiene and Workplace Safety

  • Types and Application of Safety Equipment

  • Workplace Hazards: Sources, Types , Prevention and control

  • Risk Management Framework: Risk Assessment and Communication

  • Exposure Routes and Assessment

  • Occupational and Other Work-Related Diseases

  • Workers Health Surveillance (Pre-employment Medicals & Periodic

Workplace Medicals

  • Occupational Accidents and Injuries in the Workplace

  • Workman Compensation

  • Workplace Health Audit

  • Occupational Health Policy

  • Other Special topics(Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance, Risk and Emergency

Management program, Standard compliance)

Participants to the Workshop will be:

Researchers, Lecturers and Students

Workshop fees

The Workshop fees are MK 150,000 which will pay expenses for the relevant stationery, refreshments and lunch. Participants’ institutions also expected to contribute accommodation if this is needed and transport to and from the workshop.

Contact and applications

Interested prospective applicants should  Follow this link to  download the application form and send your filled application form to emokiwa@medcol.mw with a copy to gondwet@medcol.mw

 

Environmental Health Training Workshop

 

 

 

Environmental Health Training Workshop

The University of Malawi (through its Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health & Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) is pleased to announce a training workshop in Environmental Health.

Date: March 4-8, 2019.

Venue: College of Medicine (Blantyre Campus)

Facilitator: Prof. Goodson R.E.E Ana (University of Ibadan-Nigeria)

Course Outline:

  • Basic concepts in Environmental health

  • Definition and Classification

  • Air quality and Health

  • Water Sources, quality and Health

  • Food hygiene and safety

  • Housing and health

  • Waste management

  • Excreta management and Sanitation

  • Vector control

  • Noise pollution

  • Radiation and Health

  • Tools in Environmental Health Management

  • Climate change
  • Env Law, Justice, Ethics, Legislation and Governance
  • Other Special topics (Recreational health ,Biosafety & Biosecurity)

Participants to the Workshop will be:

Researchers, Lecturers and Students

Workshop fees

ACEPHEM will provide tuition scholarship only. Participants and/or their institutions are expected to contribute accommodation and transport to and from the workshop.

Contact and applications

Interested prospective applicants should Follow this link to download the application form and send the completed application form to emokiwa@medcol.mw with a copy to gondwet@medcol.mw

 

Women in Infectious Diseases and Health Research in Malawi (WIDREM) Symposium

Symposium: Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing

Hosted by WIDREM, College Medicine University of Malawi, Thursday 7 February, 2019

Mural art at Tidziwe Clinic UNC Project Malawi in Lilongwe by Michael Kapalamula

WIDREM is delighted to be supporting the first Malawi Medical Humanities Network symposium on Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing at the University of Malawi College of Medicine.The critical health and medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of studies which engages the intersections between the arts, humanities, social sciences with the study of medicine, illness, treatment and health.

The WIDREM-supported programme brings together participants from the arts, humanities, medical, and social science backgrounds across academia to encourage collaborations on global challenges. The three-hours event includes talks, roundtable discussions, and many more interactive elements with the audience. The first hour will feature a question and answer session amongst the panellists, the second hour will feature audience questions and the third hour will host the reception. The setting is intentionally informal to allow for a free form discussion on issues dealing with the broad topic of gender, health, wellbeing and the environment.

The objective of this programme is to provide an introductory discussion about the horizons and intersections between gender, the environment and healthcare and engage related fields such as science and technology, medical history, literature, arts-based research, race and gender studies.

Please send an expression of interest to attend by Tuesday, 5 February 2019. Due to limited space, we can only accommodate the first 100 respondents. Email us widrem@medcol.mw to show your interest and copy malawimedhumsnetwork@gmail.com.

This symposium is hosted the Women in Infectious Diseases and Health Research in Malawi (WIDREM) at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi in collaboration with Dr Virginia Langum at Umeå University in Sweden and the following institutions:

 

MATURE ENTRY INTAKE FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR – Bsc IN PALLIATIVE CARE

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

MATURE ENTRY INTAKE FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Malawi is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for admission into its mature entry programmes for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  1. Minimum Entry Requirements for all applicants

Interested applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. A Malawi School Certificate of Education or any equivalent O-Level qualification with at least 4 subjects passed with credit (6 subjects for some programmes) including ENGLISH LANGUAGE and other subjects specified in the table under point (d) below.

  1. A University of Malawi Diploma or, a relevant Diploma from accredited programmes of the University of Malawi such as those offered at Domasi College of Education, Natural Resources College, Malawi College for Health Sciences, Theological College, St. John of God College or an equivalent Diploma from a recognized Institution of higher learning.

  1. A minimum of 2 years post Diploma relevant work experience in a field related to the programme applied for.

  1. Applicants MUST also meet the additional entry requirements for each programme as outlined below:

School of Public Health and Family Medicine – College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is specialized health care for people with life-limiting or serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with symptoms’ relief and relieving stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for the patient and the family. Palliative care is best provided within a multidisciplinary team, which works together to provide an extra layer of care and support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age, at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. In our setting, palliative care is largely being provided for cancer patients, HIV and then a host of other diseases e.g. chronic renal failure.

Who should apply? Students who are interested in acquiring skills in palliative care, design and management of local palliative care service whether in hospital or community setting, palliative care advocacy, critical thinking and academic writing skills in undertaking of simple evaluation, audit or research studies. Students would usually work in private or government health facilities, in research and academic institutions (universities) and NGOs.

Course content: This is a 3-year Bachelor of Science program with modules in basic medical sciences (physiology, microbiology, pharmacology & therapeutics), psychosocial, spiritual & cultural issues, clinical management, communication, pain management, ethics, death and bereavement, palliative care policy & advocacy, mentoring and coaching. Students will also be required to complete a research project. Students may alternatively exit the program after completing 2 years with a Diploma in Palliative Care.

Mode of delivery: The program will be delivered over 6 semesters ‘during normal working hours’ (weekdays 8:00am to 5:00pm). The first semester will largely be classroom-based sessions and later semesters will be through largely clinical placements in palliative care centers of excellence such as Tiyanjane at QECH, Mulanje Mission.

Program fees: MK 1,350,000 for Malawians, USD5,722.58 for SADC and USD8,000.00 for non-SADC applicants per year. Please note that fees are reviewed each academic year. There are a few scholarships that will be offered on merit.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine.

  2. Working experience of at least two years in the clinical or nursing area (those already working in Palliative care would have an added advantage).

  3. Registered with the relevant regulatory body (e.g. Medical Council of Malawi or the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi)

  4. Should have at least 6 credits on MSCE including English, Biology and Physical Science

  5. Enthusiasm to learn and apply holistic approach in palliative care within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

  1. NOTE:

Candidates who were withdrawn from the University of Malawi or any other comparable university on academic grounds and those already registered with the University of Malawi or any comparable university as residential, non-residential or mature students ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.

  1. TUITION FEES PER ANNUM

Please note that the fees indicated above are subject to change anytime.

  1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms can be obtained on written request or in person from the address given below and it can also be downloaded from www.unima.mw or www.medcol.mw. Duly completed application forms together with proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee of K12, 000.00 for Malawian candidates and U$25 for international applicants should be sent to the same address andnot to any constituent college of the University of Malawi. Applicants should attach a deposit slip as proof of payment of an appropriate application fee.

To download the application form follow this link : BSc Palliative Care 2019-2020 Mature Entry Aplication Form

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO DEPOSIT THEIR APPLICATION FEE TO THE FOLLOWING BANK ACCOUNT:

BANK NAME: NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

ACCOUNT NAME: UNIMA REVENUE ACCOUNT

ACCOUNT NUMBER:1002239236

SWIFT CODE: NBMAMWMW

SORT CODE/BRANCH CODE: 006

The address for obtaining and submitting application forms is:

The University Registrar

University Office

P.O. Box 278

ZOMBA

(Attention : Admissions Office)

www.unima.mw

Phone : 01 526622

Fax : 01 524 760

  1. APPLICATION PACKAGE

A complete application package MUST include the following:

  1. Copies of all relevant degrees/Diplomas/certificates/academic transcripts which have been indicated on the application form. These must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognized Commissioner of Oaths.

  2. Original proof of availability of funds for training i.e. official sponsorship letter or bank statements of the applicant.

  3. Copy of a bank deposit slip showing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid.

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three traceable referees.

  5. A clear specification of a programme applied for as well as the candidate’s preferred mode of its delivery.

  6. Official reference letter(s) from the current and/or previous employer(s) showing proof of at least 2 years relevant work experience.

ANY APPLICATION FORM THAT WILL NOT INCLUDE THE ABOVE MENTIONED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!

  1. CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receiving applications is 9th February, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES – FINAL

 

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

  1. Masters in Medicine (MMed)

These are 4-year medical specialty training programs in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Internal Medicine

  3. Ophthalmology

  4. Orthopaedics

  5. Paediatrics and Child Health

  6. Anaesthesia

  7. Psychiatry

  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  9. Family Medicine

  10. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

  11. Emergency Medicine

Scholarships: With funding from several agencies, highly competitive scholarships are available for applicants interested in the following specialties; General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. There are limited tuition only scholarships offered by ACEPHEM for applicants interested in Internal Medicine. Those interested in Family Medicine please visit this website: http://sphfm.medcol.mw/mph/family-medicine

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 14th December 2018 for the MMed admissions scheduled for 1st April 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted End January 2019.

  1. Clinical Fellowships

These are 5 years surgical specialty training programs offered by College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The first 2 years of the training programme are common to all surgical subspecialties leading to a membership qualification. The subsequent 3 years are subspecialty specific leading to a fellowship qualification in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Orthopaedics

  3. Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

  4. Plastic Surgery

  5. Paediatric Surgery

Fellowship training programs in General surgery and Orthopaedics will be conducted at either Kamuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, while ENT, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery will only be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. With funding from the Norwegian Government training scholarships are available for those who are successfully enrolled into the COSECSA programmes.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. COSECSA candidates can begin training at any time of the year but must be registered by 31st March.

  1. Master in Public Health (MPH)

This is a 2-year block-release program. The degree provides a general course conferring generic competencies. The program also provides to applicants a choice to concentrate in special interest areas of Health Management, Bioethics, Epidemiology, Reproductive Health, Nutrition or Health Informatics. Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health if they complete all coursework BUT do not submit a dissertation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Research experience or scientific publications are desirable

  4. Candidates interested in health informatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form.

The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September 2019 intake we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Epidemiology

This is a 2-year block-release degree program, which consists of core modules in basic and advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, disease control, research ethics, data management and integrity. Students are allowed to choose elective modules from a wide variety of disease and health programs specific modules (e.g. TB, malaria, HIV, nutrition, bioethics). Lastly students are required to complete a research dissertation. Students may alternatively graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology if they complete all coursework but do not submit a dissertation.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualifications) in a relevant science subject (e.g. medicine, nursing, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, psychology, environmental health) from any recognised university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is desirable

The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September intakes we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Global Health Implementation

This is a 2-year master of science degree program, which consists of core modules in Global Health, Principles, Policies and Practices; Economics and Financing; Global Environmental Health and Climate justice; Implementation Science; Program Design implementation and Evaluation; Ethics and Human Rights; Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Systems (LEGS) for Global Health Implementation; Global Economic Governance and Health Diplomacy; Comparative Health Systems. Students are allowed to choose elective modules from a selected disease and health programs specific modules. Lastly students are required to complete a research dissertation. Students may alternatively graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology if they complete all coursework but do not submit a dissertation

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualifications approved by the University) in a relevant science subject (e.g. medicine, nursing, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, psychology, environmental health) from any recognised university.

This program is ran in Lilongwe and Blantyre college campuses. The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September intakes we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science (Antimicrobial Stewardship)

This is a 2-year full research or online MSc programme for aspiring biomedical scientists, social scientists or health practitioners interested to pursue a career in the broad area of antibiotic stewardship and conservation, with specific interest in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Social Science.

Candidates will be supervised by specialist faculty from the University of Malawi. Candidates for on-line MSc will spend at least 18 months undertaking online coursework. However upon successful completion of two semesterial modules learners will conduct a research project. The research project is meant to be comoleted in one academic year. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. At least a credit/second class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Prior Research experience or scientific publications is desirable

Suitably qualified individuals should indicate, in their application letter, their preferred area of study. Limited scholarships (i.e. waiver of tuition fees and support for material costs) are available, particularly for female students and students living with disabilities.

The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 1st Fabruary 2019 for the MSc Antimicrobial Stewardship admissions scheduled for 19th August 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted End March 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Bioinformatics

This is a 2-year MSc programme with course work in the first year and research in the second year. Field specialisation will be done in the second year based one’s research project. The programme is suitable for applicants with sciences background such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Sciences, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and any other relevant mathematical sciences discipline. MSc Bioinformatics graduates become experts to pursue careers in use and development of bioinformatics tools for storage and analysis large molecular biology datasets in research and medical institutions. Bioinformaticians also make excellent systems administrators or managers in an ICT environment. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. Prior Research/work experience or scientific publications will be an added advantage

The deadline for receiving MSc applications is 14 December for admissions scheduled for 1st April 2019.

  1. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for (a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or (b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Admission Requirements

  1. Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;

  2. A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate honours degree in the first or upper second division in a relevant discipline

Applicants are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM or Project Directors to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application. Applicants without approved research concepts and/or supervisors will not be shortlisted. Those applying for PhDs within the Department of Public Health should contact Dr Charles Mangani (hodpublichealth@medcol.mw) and are encouraged to visit the school website for potential supervisors on http://sphfm.medcol.mw/sphfm/.

The CoM accepts MPhil/PhD applications all year round but candidates can commence their studies on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October each year.

The TrypanoGEN+ Project Fellowship Opportunity

Funded by the African Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Wellcome Trust, TrypanoGEN+ is a collaborative research network investigating how host genetics and molecular interplay between hosts and parasites influence susceptibility to Trypanosomiasis (HAT) and Schistosomiasis. The network comprises of 6 Institutions in Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Ivory Coast , Malawi, and Uganda as well as 3 Northern partners in France and the United Kingdom. We are seeking to recruit a cohort of 6 PhD students, at least 1 at each of the African Institutions. The TrypanoGEN+ component at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, is looking for a PhD candidate to study host and parasite gene expression profiles and how their interactions influence human African trypanosomiasis disease phenotypes.

The Fellowships is open to nationals of Rhodesian HAT endemic countries and below 35 years of age. Applicants should hold Masters Degree in a Biomedical field (Molecular Biology, Computational biology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biochemistry). The candidate should be fluent in English, with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a highly motivated, result oriented group. Previous experience working on Trypanosomiasis or exposure to molecular biology techniques including bioinformatics will be added advantage.

i) Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Janelisa Musaya (jmusaya@medcol.mw) to express their interest and submit their current Curriculum Vitae (CV).

ii) Applicants found to be eligible will be asked to send in a full application, a cover letter with a motivation statement, and names of two referees; the referees should send recommendation letters.

iii) Those who qualify from ii) above will be invited to submit a Concept note in line with the research theme.

iv) The best three candidates in will be invited for oral interviews to select the candidate that will be funded.

Successful candidates will receive an award letter. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend, research expenses and travel costs

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central Registry

  2. Sealed academic transcripts

  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates (by a lawyer, magistrate, or registrar of the awarding institution)

  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable

  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)

  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.

  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.

Payment should be made to:

COM POSTGRADUATE POOL

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw

COLLABORATION FOR EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN AFRICA (CEBHA+): ANNUAL NETWORKING MEETING

The University of Malawi, College of Medicine with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has organized the second Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+)Annual Networking meeting from 11th – 13th February 2019, at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi.
The agenda for the meeting is to take stock of the achievements made so far, share experiences in implementing CEBHA+ work packages among all partners in the consortium.

For further details and queries, please contact Suzgika Lakudzala on slakudzala@medcol.mw or +265 999 604891 and Dr Nyanyiwe Mbeye on nmbeye@medcol.mw or +265 888 356 338

Download the full overview of CEBHA+   here

CALL FOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN RESEARCH PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP

 

 

AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND HERBAL MEDICINE

CALL FOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN RESEARCH PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP

Registration closes on 25th January, 2019.

Facilitator: Dr. Hikabasa Halwiindi (University of Zambia)

Target: Researchers, Lecturers, Staff and students

Date: 28th January- 1st February, 2019

Time: 08:30 am -4:30 pm

Venue: College of Medicine, Library ICT Laboratory-Mahatma Ghandi Road Campus

Registration Fees: ACEPHEM will provide tuition and sponsorship to applicants

How to apply: Download the application form at https://acephem.medcol.mw fills the form and send it to emokiwa@medcol.mwwith a copy to gondwet@medcol.mwwith subject line indicating the name of the training. You can also request application forms from the emails above.

 

PhD STUDENTSHIP IN IMMUNOLOGY

ADVERT FOR A PhD STUDENTSHIP IN IMMUNOLOGY
The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Programme (MLW) is an internationally recognised centre for
research and research training led by Malawian & International Scientists, improving the health of people in
Malawi and elsewhere in the Region (http://www.mlw.mw). MLW has a unique translational research
portfolio that links an excellent laboratory research base to strong hospital and community-based research
teams. The MLW research strategy focuses on the multidisciplinary strengths of fourteen skill-specific
Research Groups (HIV & TB, Malaria, Bacteria Pathogens and Pathogenesis, Mucosal and Viral
Immunology, Salmonella & Enteric Fever, Behaviour & Health, Drug Resistance Infections and AMR,
Lung Health and Sepsis, Paediatrics and Obstetrics, Child Health, Entomology and Veterinary Medicine,
and Virology) working in synergy to reduce deaths in hospital and disease transmission in the community.
All the Research Groups have strong national and international collaborative links.
MLW is now inviting applications from suitable candidates for a PhD Studentship to investigate “the
immune imprinting effect of the neonatal RV3-BB live-attenuated rotavirus vaccine”. The successful
candidate will join the Virology and Viral Immunology Research Groups and be part of the team
currently conducting the neonatal rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity trial of in Malawi. They will be
registered under the joint University of Liverpool and University of Malawi (College of Medicine) PhD
programme.
1. The Candidate: The ideal candidate should be a Malawian who has a Master’s degree in Natural
Sciences. Candidate with a Master’s degree in Immunology will have an added advantage.
2. Time span of the study: 1 st February 2019 to 31 st Jan 2022.
3. Additional skills: Those with previous laboratory work experience, particularly in immunology,
microbiology and tissue culture will have an advantage.
4. The scope of work: In addition to conducting lab work pertaining to his/her own PhD studies, the
successful candidate will be expected to help with blood, stool and saliva sample processing,
serum separation and storage and sample analysis as well as primary data analysis of the RV3-BB
Neonatal Rotavirus vaccine clinical trial currently underway in Blantyre, Malawi. He/she will also be
expected to contribute to teaching/tutoring students at the College of Medicine, University of
Malawi. The candidate will undertake most of the research work in Malawi and will have
opportunities to spend time in collaborating laboratories outside Malawi, UK or Australia.
5. Stipend Amount: The successful candidate will be paid a standard monthly international stipend
for MLW PhD students.
Interested candidates should submit their applications to:
The Human Resource Manager,
MLW,
P. O. Box 30096,
Blantyre 3
Email: vacancies@mlw.mw

All applications must be submitted by 18 th January 2019.