Call For PhD Studentship

Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) is a basic/translational biomedical and clinical epidemiology researches, and clinical trial facility under the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. In addition, AHRI is known for its hub function for skill and technology transfer by providing competitive post graduate research training opportunities. Accordingly, the Malaria and NTD Research Directorate (MNTD) would like to recruit one PhD student. The PhD project is related to a project supported by EDCTP. The project will be conducted in 4 sites. PhD student will work within the framework of the grant.

Project Title: Improve access to the treatment of uncomplicated cutaneous leishmaniasis cases with local thermotherapy under conditions of routine disease control

The 1st reported case dated back to 1913 and still being one of the growing public health no standardized treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to L. aethiopica. The lack of standardized recommendation is due to lack of randomized control trials in cases with CL due to L. aethiopica. With estimated 20 to 40,000 new cases per year and over 29 million Ethiopian living at risk is the core sense of this trial we are proposing. The studentship is therefore to be part of the aforementioned endeavor. We, thus are looking for a motivated and resilient candidate from Ethiopian Universities who have completed his/her course work and be able be based at AHRI to start from Project Ethics application. The student should be aware of the lag time for ethics approval and be volunteer to engage in other departmental assignments and training requirements.

Value of studentship

The value of studentship covers all the research costs and a stipend that will be paid on a monthly basis from the project. There will not be additional payment (per-diem) for field work.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should hold Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. The PhD students must be currently registered in one of the Universities in Ethiopia and completed the course work of their PhD program

How to apply

Application should be done through an online submission at

During application, the following documents are required.

  • Well-articulated Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of your BSc and MSc degree
  • academic records/transcripts
  • A cover letter and
  • Three recommendations with full contact details of your referees Note: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Application closing date: Ten working days after the date of advertisement

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