PhD Student at Ifakara Health Institute January, 2024

Jamii Opportunities

JF-Expert Member
Feb 10, 2014
Position: PhD Student (1 post)
Reports to: Project Leader
Work station: Bagamoyo
Apply by: February 15th 2024

Duties and Responsibilities​

  • She/he will also be responsible for supporting the MSc student working under the same umbrella.
  • Supporting, managing, and overseeing the epidemiological and clinical trial studies, aiming at:(i) Understanding the RVFV prevalence among humans, livestock, and mosquito vectors around the Bagamoyo district where clinical trials will be conducted and,
(ii) Evaluating in the phase I & II clinical trials, the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of candidate human vaccines against Rift Valley fever disease.

Qualification and Experience​

  • Holders of Master of Public health, epidemiology, immunology, or microbiology with backgrounds in Medicine (MD).
  • More than 3 years clinical research experience, with a strong understanding of vaccine clinical trials in humans.
  • She/he is knowledgeable and has skills and ability to work using One Health Approach.
  • Not currently enrolled in any other funded PhD programme.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Competent in protocol and proposal development.
  • Full time availability to undertake PhD studies from February 2024.
  • Publication records on research involving vaccine trials in humans will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies​

  • High motivation for research activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with junior and senior professionals.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Result oriented.
  • Professional attitude to work and clear work ethic.


An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales for scientists.

Equal Opportunity​

IHI is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labor laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application​

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below.

The deadline for this application is: February 15th 2024. All e-mail application subject lines should read: PhD Student – RVF DDVaX BAG.

All applicants MUST include in their CVs: A career summary and motivation statement; list of publications and presentations; indicate whether they’re currently enrolled in a master’s program and provide details (if any); and attach two letters of recommendation for a proposed PhD study.

Human Resources Manager
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P .O. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam

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