ILRI Cell Biologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

ILRI Cell Biologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist – Cell biologist to undertake in vitro assays aimed at determining the mechanism of resistance to infection with T. parva. These studies will complement the genomic analyses currently underway. Understanding the mechanism of tolerance may reveal new insights into how best to control or prevent East Coast fever.

  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa (www.ilri.org).

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake in vitro infection and proliferation assays of T. parva-infected lymphocytes from cattle carrying the candidate resistance trait.

  • Devise and carry out in vitro assays to validate genes identified as candidates in mediating resistance.

  • Perform other assays as required to identify the mechanism of inherited resistance to East Coast fever.

  • Interact with other members of the group.

  • Publish results as peer-reviewed articles.

  • Lead and
    contribute to the development of resource mobilisation proposals.

  • Supervise research associates, external collaborators and PhD and MSc students as required and related to the broader agenda.

    Requirements

  • PhD in Biological Sciences or any related field.

  • Five years’ postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline.

  • Requisite publication record.

  • Experience in relevant techniques in cell biology, especially immunoassays, cell culture and proliferation assays.

  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in another language is strong advantage).

  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently to accomplish required tasks while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment; be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Cell Biologist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


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