The joint Mahidol University (MU)-Penn State University (PSU) training program on malaria research is soliciting applications of motivated students, PhD scholars and junior faculty members who aim to develop a successful career in tropical diseases. This research and training program, funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, USA, aims to provide both long- and short-term training to scientists from malaria endemic regions of Thailand and Myanmar, to help junior researchers establish and develop careers as malaria researchers. This training program focuses on malaria, especially vivax malaria.

During the training period, trainees will also travel to the US Institution to attend short-term training courses in technologies, scientific meetings and workshops.

Training Period

< 5 years


  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in biological and medical sciences.

Why study at MVRU?

MVRU offers opportunities to study various aspects of malaria research, including epidemiology and ecology, spatial and temporal dynamics, molecular methods of disease diagnostics, drug resistance surveillance and mechanisms, transmission blocking vaccines (TMB vaccines). Students will receive advanced training in spatial genetics, modeling and omics technologies such as genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. With our strong network of collaborators, MVRU’s students are guided by experts internationally as well as in Thailand. Students will also have access to various training workshops in the following themes: statistics, modeling and spatial genetics, disease diagnostics, molecular and sero-epidemiology.

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