The development of the higher education sector is of central importance to enable Sri Lanka to develop from a Lower-Middle Income Country (LMIC) to an Upper Middle-Income Country (UMIC). Recognizing this, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the World Bank have agreed, as part of the Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) FY17-FY20, to support the higher education sector through a Bank funded Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) operation.

Vacancies for a project on Investigations of factors that lead to severe dengue


The Centre for Dengue Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences, and University of Sri Jayewardenepura is looking for a suitable candidate for the following posts, which is to be funded by the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD)


PhD students:

MBBS or a BSc in Science with a first or upper second and experience in laboratory work for over 1 year in a laboratory which carries out research on dengue infection. Should be conversant with cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques.



Terms and conditions

  • Contract for three years

  • Salary 55000+EPF& ETF


Please email a self-prepared application to before 23rd of September 2019