Application Criteria

Candidates must currently be working in vector control at a reputable African research institute, hold a Master of Science and/or Doctor of Philosophy and have proven, relevant work experience.

Candidates will be required to:

  • Upload their CV
  • Write a letter of interest in response to a specific partnership placement description
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the Director or Line Manager at their home research institute, providing approval for the candidate to be seconded to the Industry
  • If they wish to, submit a second letter of recommendation from another individual in the candidate’s professional network (e.g., a mentor or colleague)
  • Be able to effectively communicate and work in English


Applicants can apply for multiple positions within the programme, but separate applications must be made for each position. Applicants can apply via the LSTM recruitment portal.

Recruitment Process

The recruitment process foresees a first screening of the applications in order to shortlist candidates who are eligible for the placement.

A second round of evaluation of the applications will be carried out, and selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the placement’s industry representatives and the Innovation to Impact team. Depending on the volume of eligible applications, a two-stage interview process may be required.

The successful candidate will be offered a secondment and will be able to start the placement when a bilateral contract between the industry and the researcher is signed off by both parties.