Vector Control, Saving Lives

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IVCC is providing opportunities for Research Assistants to gain experience over the summer months working for a world-leading organisation.

IVCC is a Product Development Partnership established to develop the next generation of vector control tools necessary for sustainable control and elimination of malaria and other vector borne NTDs. Founded in 2005 with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IVCC is now supported by the major donors in the field including USAID, UKAID, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and UNITAID. 


IVCC actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy

 

Work Placement -  Research Assistant (Ref 282-17)

Based: Liverpool  

Salary: £27,629 to £32,004 (Pro rata for 8 weeks)       

Fixed term for up to 8 weeks

The incumbent will be expected to perform a study on the link between agriculture and malaria and provide a comprehensive literature review to further explain the relation between malaria and NTDs, smallholder farmers, agricultural productivity and economics.     

It is envisaged this short 8 week work placement will give the individual a valuable appreciation of a Product Development Partnership and learn how to make ad hoc literature search to produce a meta-analysis study as well as extraction of meaningful information in a synthetic format.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of conducting literature reviews coupled with strong presentation skills (PowerPoint and oral) and must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are unable to have the provision for issuing Certificates of Sponsorship for work placements.     

Before being appointed and due to the nature of the post, it will be essential that all necessary occupational health assessments are completed.

When submitting your application, please specify in your personal statement that your wish to apply   for vacancy reference 282-17

http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/work-placement-research-assistant-2

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 13th and 14th July 2017

 

Work Placement – Research Assistant (Ref 283-17)

Based: Liverpool  

Salary: £27,629 to £32,004 (Pro rata for 12 weeks)       

Fixed term for up to 12 weeks

IVCC has access to a large dataset of mosquito count related to vector control operations which needs to be organised and curated to allow proper analysis.  

The incumbent will be expected to:

  • Create a structured database agreed with internal stakeholders to enable a quick and accurate treatment of the information.
  • Ensure all data is entered and checked for quality treatment

It is envisaged this short-term work placement will give the individual a valuable appreciation of a Product Development Partnership and how to handle large datasets and customize a database to fulfil specific goals.

The ideal candidate will have strong IT skills and demonstrable experience of working with a database. You must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are unable to have the provision for issuing Certificates of Sponsorship for work placements.    

Before being appointed and due to the nature of the post, it will be essential that all necessary occupational health assessments are completed.

When submitting your application, please specify in your personal statement that your wish to apply   for vacancy reference 283-17

 http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/work-placement-research-assistant-1

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 13th and 14th July 2017

 

Work Placement – Research Assistant (Ref 284-17)

Based: Liverpool  

Salary: £27,629 to £32,004 (Pro rata for 12 weeks)       

Fixed term for up to 12 weeks

Our work is guided by what is known on vector biology, behaviour and its interaction with the environment. These elements have a direct impact on our product design, product dossier reviews by WHO/Local Authorities and utilisation guidelines.

The incumbent will be expected to perform a study on key unanswered vector control questions impacting IVCC product development strategy. Expected outcomes of the incumbent:

  • Thorough literature review to identify works already carried out, contributing to answer these questions.
  • Identify knowledge gaps
  • Produce a high quality PowerPoint presentation which could easily be used by IVCC to reach out to key stakeholders to secure resources to fill knowledge gaps

It is envisaged this short-term work placement will give the individual a valuable appreciation of a Product Development Partnership and learn how to make ad hoc literature search to produce a meta-analysis study as well as extraction of meaningful information in a synthetic format.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of conducting literature reviews coupled with strong presentation skills and must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are unable to have the provision for issuing Certificates of Sponsorship for work placements.     

Before being appointed and due to the nature of the post, it will be essential that all necessary occupational health assessments are completed.

When submitting your application, please specify in your personal statement that your wish to apply   for vacancy reference 284-17

 http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/work-placement-research-assistant-0

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 13th and 14th July 2017 

 

Work Placement – Research Assistant (Ref 285-17)

Based: Liverpool  

Salary: £27,629 to £32,004 (Pro rata for 12 weeks)       

Fixed term for up to 12 weeks

WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme had the responsibility of reviewing manufacturer data package to recommend or not, products for vector control use. These reports are available, including the data package submitted and the exact recommendation granted. This historical perspective is expected to be used for future recommendation granted under WHO prequalification.    

The incumbent will be expected to provide the following outcomes:

  • In depth review of all the data submitted to WHOPES and their subsequent recommendations
  • Organisation of the information in a comprehensive database allowing analytical treatment of the information
  • Debrief the IVCC/LSTM teams

It is envisaged this short-term work placement will give the individual a valuable appreciation of a Product Development Partnership and learn to organise information in a comprehensive database.

The ideal candidate will have strong IT skills and demonstrable experience of working with a database. You must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are unable to have the provision for issuing Certificates of Sponsorship for work placements.    

Before being appointed and due to the nature of the post, it will be essential that all necessary occupational health assessments are completed.

When submitting your application, please specify in your personal statement that your wish to apply   for vacancy reference 285-17

 http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/work-placement-research-assistant

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 13th and 14th July 2017

 

Work Placement - Technician (Ref 286-17)

Based: Liverpool  

Salary: £23,879 to £27,629 (Pro-rata for 12 weeks)     

Fixed term for up to 12 weeks

IVCC funds the LITE laboratory at LSTM which is specialized in testing insecticides against susceptible and resistant mosquitoes. This is a critical element of the technical platform IVCC is offering to its partners to develop innovative vector control solutions.

The role provides an opportunity to set up and calibrate an insecticide application wind tunnell to extend testing abilities. The incumbent will be involved in:

  • Installing the wind tunnel in collaboration with LITE and IVCC staff
  • Creating the associated Standard Operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Creating the testing protocols

It is envisaged this short-term work placement will give the individual valuable experience in space spraying/attractant testing procedures, whilst further increasing LITE’s testing capacities

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable, laboratory related experience and must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are unable to have the provision for issuing Certificates of Sponsorship for work placements.     

Before being appointed and due to the nature of the post, it will be essential that all necessary occupational health assessments are completed.

When submitting your application, please specify in your personal statement that your wish to apply   for vacancy reference 286-17

http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/work-placement-technician

Closing Date: 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 13th and 14th July 2017