PhD Opportunity: Antimicrobial Nanotechnology for Tuberculosis and Beyond

PhD Opportunity: Antimicrobial Nanotechnology for Tuberculosis and Beyond

The University of Nairobi, in partnership with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and Sapienza University of Rome, invites applications for the prestigious Italy-Africa Research Doctorates Initiative. This opportunity aims to promote a new leadership in scientific research across Africa and foster collaborative research between Italy and Africa, with a focus on advances in infectious diseases microbiology and public health sciences.

What We Offer:

  • A fully-funded PhD position for African students at Sapienza University of Rome, starting at the end of 2024 for a duration of 36 months.
  • A comprehensive educational and research experience in Italy and Kenya, under the shared supervision of renowned researchers.
  • Access to cutting-edge research facilities and a rich network of scientific collaboration between the University of Nairobi and European institutions.
  • A bursary covering tuition fees, travel expenses and living costs, enhancing your right to enroll in the PhD program as per the agreement between ISS and Sapienza University of Rome.
  • To contribute to the advancement of health sciences research in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (Obtained in the last 3 years)
  • Strong academic record (transcripts)
  • Prior research experience, publications and additional skills in medical research are advantageous.
  • Two Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement outlining research interests and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Application Deadline: March 20th 2024

Apply Now: Please submit your personal statement in which you specify why you are interested in the position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate (500 words max), a full CV, a full transcript of records to date (degrees and grade list) and two letters of recommendation to the following email:

Top-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews.

For more details and application procedures, contact Ms Caren Awilly, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UoN


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