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Faculty: Science and Technology
Life Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
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Minimum Qualifications

PhD in a relevant field (Environmental Health, Vector-borne Diseases, Parasitology or Epidemiology)



A track record of scholarly activity, such as postdoctoral research/training and refereed research publications is essential. Experience in securing external research funding, pursuing independent research, managing laboratories and development of university level courses/programmes would be advantageous. Evidence of excellence in teaching, curriculum development and educational technology will be an additional asset.


Areas of Specialization

A strong interdisciplinary background that includes competencies in molecular and ecological based methods applied to understand relationships among the environment, climate change and human parasites/ pathogens/diseases, with particular emphasis on vector borne diseases.



Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to human health and the environment, develop a high quality research programme, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students, attract external grant funding for research, assist in curriculum reform, manage teaching and research laboratories.


Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals of integrity and who can work well in a team environment. The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English, and willingness to work collaboratively with academic and support staff within the department.


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.