CDT-Africa, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University PhD Jobs in Ethiopia

CDT-Africa, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University PhD Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216797

Category: Pharmaceutical, Health Care
Location: Addis Ababa
Salary: Negotiable

Job Description


The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported center of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, Ethiopia.

It was established to lead a high quality regional capacity for discovery and development of medicines (drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about fair and sustainable development in Africa.

CDT-Africa, in partnership with its national and international collaborators, is in the process of establishing an African Biomedical Incubation Hub to assist in drug, vaccine, and diagnostic developments.

As part of this initiative, CDT-Africa will be able to offer full-time PhD and postdoctoral fellowships.

Place of work:

CDT-Africa Regional Biomedical Incubation Hub, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University.

The student is to be supported through a fund generously provided by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. While the area
of work will be on drug discovery for scabies, the work is not limited to this.

Job Requirements


  • Applicants must meet the requirements of Addis Ababa University and CDT-Africa for enrolling into a PhD program
  • PhD applicants must have previous MSc degree in Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry (if background work relevant) or Pharmacology (if background work relevant).
  • Prior research experience in Drug discovery is desired but not required.
  • Selected candidate is required to be free of any commitment from any organization during and after pursuing his PhD study.

    Duration of support:

    3 years

    Type of support: Stipend to cover living expenses

    Eligible applicants:

    Ethiopians, or Ethiopian diaspora who are eligible to work in Ethiopia

    How to Apply

    Application documents: motivation letter, CV, and copies of degrees must be submitted in electronic copy via email to Dr Tsegahun Manyazewal (email: copying Ms Bethelhem Fekadu (email:

    Start date: as soon as possible

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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