The Center for International Health Research at Brown University Malaria Research Program develops and applies high-throughput bacteriophage-based tools and technologies for malaria research to identify new vaccine targets in Plasmodium falciparum. One particular area of focus is identifications and characterizations of antibodies detected in only disease-resistant children. There is now an opening for an early stage post-doctoral associate position working in the Dr. Raj’s lab to identify and characterize vaccine targets during Plasmodium erythrocyte stages of the parasite. Studies will be focused on vaccine development against P. falciparum malaria using experiments involving in vitro assays and in vivo parasite challenge experiments using murine models.  We are applying genomics, proteomics, high-resolution molecular imaging, and animal models to evaluate potential vaccine targets. There are opportunities for collaboration within the Department of Pathology and throughout Brown University's productive academic environment, including the Lifespan Institutes and numerous hospitals. A strong emphasis is placed on career development, participation in national meetings, communication skills, grant and manuscript writing, interdisciplinary research, and implications of the basic research for vaccine development against pediatric malaria.

Essential Skills

•        A Ph.D., or MD/Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, or Microbiology.

•         Outstanding communication skills to ensure good interactions across multiple research teams.

•         Experience with murine models and immunization by subcutaneous, intravenous & intraperitoneal routes. Experience with mouse organ harvest, isolation of blood & serum, dissection & isolation of splenocytes is a plus.

Ideal Skills

•         Evidence of publication record in infectious diseases

•         Experience in performing lab-based experiments using unicellular parasites

•         Experience working with in vitro and in vivo culture of Plasmodia parasites

This is a project dependent position and appointment at 100% effort. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Interested candidates can apply online at All candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:

Dipak K Raj, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Center for International Health Research

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Box G-E5 Providence, Rhode Island 02912


Application Process


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