Post Doctoral Scientist - ILRI Kenya

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral scientist to support a project on building capacity to improve the safety of animal-source foods in sub Saharan Africa through risk-bases approaches.

The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating a major collaborative research project applying and adapting risk-based approaches to the management of food safety.

Location: ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya, with regular travel to eastern southern and west Africa.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in veterinary epidemiology with expertise in veterinary public health (food safety, zoonotic disease)
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, experience of participatory approaches an advantage
  • Understanding of application of risk-based approaches to food safety or animal disease management
  • Experience related to animal health issues or to smallholder livestock production systems in developing countries
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural teams in a developing country setting.
  • Strong English language written and spoken skills, knowledge of French and Portuguese an advantage

    Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest, detailed CV, names and contact details(Telephone, E-mail) of three professional referees to:

    The Human Resources Office,
    E-mail: recruit-ilri [at]
    4th April

    The title and reference number of the position (POST DOCTORIAL SCIENTIST REF: PD/T3/03/2008 ) for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the application.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.

    Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

    For further details, and application materials, contact: Post Doctoral Scientist

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