ILRI Research Associate - Diagnostics - Livestock Genetics Jobs in Kenya
ILRI Research Associate - Diagnostics - Livestock Genetics Jobs in Kenya The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate to support and supervise activities in the diagnostics unit.
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
Preparing and validating tick-borne diseases (TBDs) recombinant antigens.
Perform serological and molecular diagnosis of tick-borne and other diseases, analyse data and present results.
Procurement of all the laboratory reagents and consumables required and liaise with the technology manager to replace and procure new equipment.
Ensure all laboratory users, including ILRI regular staff, visitors or any other person who would like to work in the unit adhere to the required procedures and observe Good Lab Practices (GLBS).
Train students and visiting scientists on the ELISA technique for tick borne disease diagnoses as per their needs.
Invoicing and follow up payments for the diagnostic services rendered.
Perform any other related duties as may be required.
Prepare, ship and process payments for ELISA kits for outside users.
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent with five years’ relevant experience
Experience working with scientific tests on biological samples.
Knowledge and experience working and performing serological and molecular assays will be an added advantage.
Experience in data analysis and report writing preferred.
Broad knowledge of methods and techniques and standard operating procedures related to area of operation.
Excellent interpersonal communication and good personal organisational skills.
Good judgement and willingness to take initiative when appropriate.
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