Research Officer-KEMRI

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
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