2-year Post-Doctoral Position on "Medical Genetics and Genomics in Global Health"
Cermes3 announces a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position (Sept 2017-Aug 2019) financed through the European Research Council project GLOBHEALTH, “From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health”.
This post-doctoral research centres on the articulation of medical genetics and genomics with the field of global health. It should focus on the processes, which led to the inscription of medical genetics and ge-nomics on the agenda of international public health in general and of the WHO in particular. It may ad-dress issues of clinical practice and/or public health policies and/or research. The nature of the investigation can be historical, sociological or anthropological. It should however address the development of local practices in countries of the ‘global Souths’ and the role of international organizations and experts net-works.
The post-doctoral project falls under the domain “Placing genetics on the world health agenda: the global-ization of a medical specialty”, one of four areas investigated in the ERC project GLOBHEALTH. The other two projects currently pursued in this area of medical genetics focus on the contemporary dynamics of medical genetics and genomics in Mexico and in the Arabian Peninsula.
The post-doctoral project is to be situated at Cermes3, Villejuif/Paris, but will involve fieldwork in Africa, Asia or Latin America according to the project. It may also involve research in Geneva (WHO) and other sites. Research will be pursued in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Paul Gaudillière (historian of science and medicine) and Dr. Claire Beaudevin (medical anthropologist). Funds for fieldwork and participation to in-ternational workshops will be provided.
Bloomsbury PhD studentship: "Antibiotic use in companion animals: a mixed methods anthropological study"
Applications open for anthropology PhD on animals, antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance.
The PhD research will involve ethnographic fieldwork at companion animal primary care practices around London and with owners of cats and/or dogs attending these practices. The PhD researcher will be encouraged to draw from a multi-species ethnography perspective, for example the work of Eben Kirksey, Donna Haraway, Anna Tsing and Heather Paxon. In addition, the researcher will have access to the Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System (VetCompass) data at practice level on antimicrobial usage. This data might be used to conduct descriptive analysis of antimicrobial usage and identify potential risk factors of interest for qualitative exploration. The student will develop finely grained understandings of antimicrobial usage and resistance, paving the way to consider animal-human-microbe entanglements in the context of wider ecologies and infrastructures.
The student will be registered at LSHTM and co-supervised by staff at RVC.
Longitude Prize: Discovery Awards
The Discovery Awards are small seed grants to help teams and individuals further develop their ideas for the Longitude Prize.
This seed funding aims to help registered teams move their ideas forward, as well as to broaden the range of innovators competing for the Prize by encouraging new teams to enter the race.
This second round of Discovery Awards is funded by MSD, known as Merck in the US and Canada.
BBSRC: "Understanding the challenge of resistance in agriculture"
The aim of this highlight call is to stimulate innovative research to understand and help address the development in weeds, pests, parasites or pathogens of resistance to agents used for countering them, by:
- raising the profile amongst the broader research community of the impact of resistance on agriculture and the scientific challenges it presents
- encouraging new scientific approaches to address the practical problems for agriculture of resistance to all kinds of pesticides
- promoting collaboration between researchers with existing interests in resistance and others with wider relevant expertise in underpinning science
- stimulating innovative research to understand resistance and inform interventions for enhancing the effectiveness of existing products and optimising the use of new ones
- focusing on the molecular mechanisms of resistance, its evolutionary drivers and the ecological processes involved in its emergence and spread
- encouraging generic and comparative (including theoretical and modelling) “one health” approaches, and drawing on learning from other systems in which resistance is better understood
UK-Israel SYNERGY Programme
The British Council and the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in Israel are pleased to invite proposals to the UK-Israel SYNERGY Programme. The Programme aims to strengthen academic collaboration between the UK and Israel in the following priority sectors: Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Agri Science, Waters Science, Cyber and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The scheme aims to support researchers or research groups looking to hold a two-day academic meeting (symposium/workshop) as a seed for future UK-Israel academic collaboration in the fields above mentioned. Grants vary from £4,500 to £8,500, depending on the size of the event and the required amount of co-funding. The deadline for applications is 06/04/2017. Academic meetings are expected to take place from July 2017-September 2018.
LSHTM: Small Grants Scheme in Public Engagement
This internal grants scheme provides up to £1000 for School staff and Research Degree students in any Faculty to plan and deliver public engagement projects about our research.
Erin Lafferty and Rebecca Tremain, from the Public Engagement Office, are also happy to work with applicants in building the application, either at the networking event, or one-to-one. Applications are encouraged from across the School, and in any location in the UK or worldwide.