Advert_Vaccinology 2019-2020

Dear colleagues,

Initiated by Dr Brenda Kateera and now spearheaded by Dr Stefan Jansen, the University of Rwanda is a partner in the EACCR2 consortium. Through this consortium, we are in a position to offer the unique opportunity to obtain a Masters in Vaccinology at Lausanne, Switzerland.  We offer this position to all medical doctors in Rwanda with a relevant background. You can apply by sending your CV and a one page motivation letter (Arial 11, single line spacing) to Prof Gahutu, Prof Rulisa, Dr Brenda and me.

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Deadline for applications is 24th March 2019  



Short summary: 

The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is offering training opportunities to promising East African Scientist interested in building career in clinical trial capacities in the area of vaccinology. This programme known as International Masters in Vaccinology (IMVACC) comprises one year of on-line teaching of vaccinology followed by a 6 months to one year specialization internship in a vaccine-related activity (industry, basic or translational research, regulatory affairs, etc.) including the preparation of a master's thesis. Graduates will gain a broad knowledge of how vaccines are designed, developed, manufactured and implemented through public health programs. The programme will consist of 4 theoretical modules in the first year of study totaling 40ECTS (1200 study hours) followed with a Master’s thesis in the second year carrying 20ECTS (600 study hours). Some examinations will be done online while others will be done during face to face sessions that will require the candidate to travel to Lausanne University. A total of three (3) face to face sessions for the whole duration will be attended. For detailed information visit

Stefan Jansen, PhD

Ag. Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health

Research Coordinator, Directorate of Research and Innovation

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda
Tel: +250 (0) 784 575 900
Skype: stefaninlondon