First listed on: 12 March 2020

An exciting, new opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Scientist based in Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on a full time and fixed term basis to 30 June 2023 ($67,010 - $110,981).


Immigration support for working rights can be provided.


What you can accomplish in the role

You will have the unique experience of establishing and managing a vector control tool assessment programme for Papua New Guinea and the wider South Pacific region. The project you will be working on, is called, Newly Adapted Tools and Network Against Mosquito-borne Disease Transmission (NATNAT), and is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via the International Vector Control Consortium.


Based full-time at the PNGIMR Vector-borne diseases unit in Madang in PNG, you’ll work alongside other scientific officers and technicians whom you will be supervising. PNGIMR is a well-known research institution with a strong focus on vector-borne diseases research that you will be contributing rewarding work towards.


What you will bring to the role

As a motivated and skilled scientist, you will bring a PhD in entomology, vector biology or related discipline and/or extensive skills and experience in entomology, insectary management and vector-borne tropical infectious diseases. To ensure your success in the role, you will be confident with supervising students and junior laboratory staff whilst working in a professional, ethical and culturally sensitive manner at all times.


Experience working in resource constrained settings and/or an excellent research publication record in a related discipline, will be highly regarded, however is not essential to thrive in this unique role.


PNG Institute of Medical Research

The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (IMR) is a world class research facility looking at ways to improve the health of the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by conducting research on the major medical health problems in PNG, that supports the development of health services in PNG and contributes to global knowledge and innovations in health.


James Cook University (JCU)

Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.


How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17101

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