Post-Doctoral Scientist

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral scientist to join the Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) research group within the Biotechnology department.

CBPP is regarded as one of the most important livestock diseases within Africa.

The position is required to ensure the development of sensitive diagnostic tests and to investigate host-pathogen interactions to help with the development of improved vaccines as part of a three year donor-funded project.

Duties:

Specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Contribute to efforts to develop an improved diagnostic test for CBPP

  • Assist with activities supporting the generation of a panel of Mycoplasma mycoides-specific antibodies

  • Assist with activities related to the detection of Mycoplasma mycoides proteins expressed in vivo

    Eligibility:

    The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD degree obtained no more than 5 years ago in the field of microbiology/ molecular biology

  • Experience in academic or commercial biotechnology research groups is an advantage

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perform in multidisciplinary and multicultural research environment.

    The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of renewal for one year, contingent upon individual performance.

    ILRI offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

    Deadline: 15th February

    For more job information and application, see: Post-Doctoral Scientist Website

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