University of Ghana is offering WACCBIP New Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for the year 2016. Applicants must be an African who received his/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa. The application deadline is 30th November 2015.

Brief Description: The WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS programme is seeking young African scientists to work as postdoctoral fellows in an environment that promotes the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. As a new centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP will generate tremendous research activities through the various graduate training programmes. The centre and its partners will therefore, provide a well-resourced research environment to promote the research careers of newly graduated PhDs. WACCBIP is co-hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.

Award Includes: The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover:
– A monthly salary
– Research supplies and reagents
– Conference grant
– Other related costs.

Study Program: Fellowship is awarded to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Major: Fellowship is awarded to promote the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. Research themes: Human genetics, Disease pathogenesis and immunity, Pathogen genomics/Bioinformatics, Host-pathogen interactions, Diagnostics, Molecular epidemiology, Target discovery for drug and vaccine development.

Host Organization: West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), BCMB-UG, NMIMR-UG (Ghana), Malaria Research and Training Center at the University of Science, Techniques, and Technology, Bamako (Mali), Medical Research Unit, Fajara (The Gambia), Kenya Medical Research Institute-Killifi and Kisumu (Kenya)

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: African scientists are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Governing Body: Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.

Application Procedure: Please send copies of the following required documents to waccbipleader-at-ug.edu.gh or waccbip-at-gmail.com
-Application Form
-Full CV
-Letter Of Intent (Describing their Academic and Research Background)
-Full Research Project Proposal with Budget (Max 12 Pages, Excluding References)

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 30th November 2015.

For more details visit the official site.