International Potato Center Senior Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

International Potato Center Senior Research Associate Jobs in Kenya


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a qualified and competent staff to provide support to the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL) in delivering good quality work to CIP, RTB and partner projects.

The Position: The Senior Research Associate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to the Regional Food Scientist.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review of technical and compliant cGLP analytical data;
  • Analysis of cGLP samples utilizing various analytical techniques-HPLC, GC/MS, LCMC, ICP, etc., including method validation, method transfer, and stability;
  • Review of cGLP equipment and software qualifications and repair;
  • Assist in developing new methods and keep current methods up to standards, assure quality assurance, contribute scientifically to the work;
  • Attend to visitors and train other labs on similar methods;
  • Develop and conduct acceptable studies with Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and Biofortified crops;
  • Provide nutritional inputs to other areas of CIP and RTB in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA);
    Develop and conduct retention studies with biofortified crops;
  • Development of new food products and food recipes with RTB and biofortified crops;
    Supervise students on thesis research topics of relevance to RTB and biofortified crops food science program;
  • Participate in nutrition and food science professional forums in SSA;
  • Contribute to Project reports and publish relevant findings on a timely basis.

    Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related fields. PhD holders in any of the related fields will also be considered.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in Research Laboratory or Food industry;
  • Advanced level of MS Office;
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background, and is a recent World Food
    Price Winner and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of CGIAR, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

    What are the conditions?

  • The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month probation period) and the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

    How to apply

  • Apply online and submit your cover letter and a full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on December 7th, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply
  • CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Potato Center Senior Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

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