icipe Senior Research Assistant

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Senior Research Assistant:

icipe -African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by government aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has approximately 300 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

icipe’s Discovery of Natural Products Project seeks to fill the position of Senior Research Assistant, with a suitably qualified person in the field of biological sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required among other things to discharge the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Rear insects of agricultural economic importance
  • Assist in the implementation of innovation and adaptation of Research tools for pest control.
  • Assist in the implementation of conservation projects at biodiversity threatened areas in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as per project activities.
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals;
  • Extraction, assay, quality control, formulation and product preparation of naturally derived extracts and products for pest, vector and disease management.
  • High through-put screening of biological samples for insecticidal activities;
  • Ensuring maintenance of clean and safe laboratories as per international laboratory procedures;
  • Provide technical assistance to students within the Project
  • Carry out advanced scientific experiments as described by scientists within icipe’s procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information obtained in the course of research.


  • Diploma in Biological sciences from a National polytechnic
  • Over 20 years experience in bioassays and insect rearing
  • Experience in community mobilization and project implementation
  • Have skills on human resource management

    Deadline: 28th December.

    For more job information and application, see: icipe Senior Research Assistant Website

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