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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Translational and operational research on neglected tropical diseases

Washington University has support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research related to elimination and control programs for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and soil transmitted helminth infections (see We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on development of improved diagnostic tests for these infections and to participate in applied field research projects in Africa and Asia. The successful applicant will have experience in molecular parasitology and applied field research and be able to work with a diverse group of scientists from different disciplines. Although the position will be based in St. Louis, the job requires extensive international travel to developing countries. For this reason, U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is greatly preferred to facility foreign travel and reentry into the USA. Please reply with you C.V. and a summary of your research interests and career goals to Peter Fischer ( or Gary Weil ( 



Peter U. Fischer,Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine

Infectious Diseases Division

Molecular Helminthology & DOLF Project

R 4182A, 4444 Forest Park Blvd, St. Louis MO 63108, USA

Tel. +1 314 4547876, Fax. +1 314 4545293