ILRI Research Officer - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Genomic Epidemiology Analysis- Bioinformatics - Jobs in Nairobi

ILRI Research Officer - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Genomic Epidemiology Analysis- Bioinformatics - Jobs in Nairobi

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead Bioinformatic analysis within ILRI genomic platform that conduct research on a range of topics including genomic epidemiology and surveillance of pathogens in the context of one health, pandemic preparedness and climate change.

The Fellow will work with scientists and post-graduate students at ILRI-Kenya, and collaborating institutions such as Centre for epidemic response and innovation (CERI) in South Africa, African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) in Nigeria and the Africa CDC.

ILRI works to improve food security and nutrition, and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 11 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, ILRI has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bioinformatic data analysis for genomic epidemiology and surveillance

  • Provide training and contribution to bioinformatic capacity building activities (e.g. supervision of post-graduate students at ILRI and conducting short term regional Bioinformatic training workshops

  • Ensure integration of bioinformatics into the research and research planning process of ILRI Animal and Human Health programs including One Health Centre for Africa

  • Proactively establish and build strong ILRI genomic
    platform in relationship with a range of local, regional and international partners and collaborators

  • Contribute to the scientific quality of the research within the global genomic epidemiology and surveillance program (bio)informatics team

  • Contribute to developing project reports and publish relevant findings on a timely basis in scientific literature and present at international scientific conferences

  • Contribute to the development of resource mobilization proposals as appropriate


  • PhD in bioinformatics or in biological sciences research driven by computational or related field

  • Familiarity with metagenomic analysis, particularly the use and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data generated by a range of platforms

  • Experiences in working in genomic epidemiology of Rift valley fever and extensive experience with wet lab experiments including NGS library preparation

  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams with minimal supervision, and experience working across disciplines and different cultural backgrounds.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Research Officer - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Genomic Epidemiology Analysis- Bioinformatics - Jobs in Nairobi

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