Job Title: Research Officer
Department: Immunology and Molecular Parasitology
Location: KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Coast/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi
Salary: Ksh.100, 453
To support and execute technical aspects of research in the lab under the guidance of the PI involving routine molecular biology and immunological essays, including:
Culture of malaria parasites from archived patient samples and laboratory lines.
DNA/RNA extraction and manipulation.
Monitoring gene expression using Northern blotting, reverse transcriptase-PCR &/or real-time PCR.
Preparation of genomic and cDNA libraries of PCR-amplified sequences from parasite samples.
Recombinant protein expression.
Immunoprofiling using flow cytometry, ELISA and western blotting.
Data analysis and presentation (under guidance and direction of PI).
Assisting with routine laboratory activities and maintenance.
To support and assist with training of less experienced members of the group, in conjunction with the PI.
Learn new techniques as required.
Skills and Competence:
MSc. in biological or medical sciences.
Experienced in basic molecular biology and/or immunological assays.
Ability to learn and apply new techniques quickly.
Work effectively and independently as a team member in a collaborative research environment.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
Careful attention to detail.
An interest in the molecular epidemiology and immunology of infectious diseases, bioinformatics and/or malaria parasite biology would be added advantages.
Application Deadline: 15th June.
For more information and application, visit: Research Officer-KEMRI Website