UZCHS & AIBST PHD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2017
About the Program
The UZCHS – AiBST is inviting applications for scholarships for a PhD program under its ClinPharAntibiotics Project which seeks to optimize the use of antibiotics in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. There are three scholarships available, one each for Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. All students will be registered with the University of Zimbabwe.
Research Area for the prospective Malawi candidate:
Field: Investigation of antibiotic consumption, use and their association with antibiotic resistance in referral hospitals in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi
The project aims to collect and correlate data on antibiotic use and resistance patterns in major public healthcare hospitals in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia and to provide a situation analysis that addresses the current pattern and determinants of antibiotic use and resistance in these healthcare settings
Applicants should preferably be medical doctors with a strong interest in rational use of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance and/ or pharmacogenetics. Candidates with a qualification in pharmacology, pharmacy, and biomedical sciences undergraduate degrees or equivalent will be considered if they also have a masters’ degree in pharmacology or clinical pharmacology. Experience in pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics will be an added advantage. Only candidates aged <35 years of age will be considered. Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.
Duration of Scholarship
4 years full time starting 1st of July 2017
Submit the following to the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences:
- Application letter
- Your CV
- A one page motivation of why you want to take up research on this topic
- Copies of degree certificates and transcripts
For additional information, please contact Mrs W Josaya on 01 871 911 or firstname.lastname@example.org