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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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    Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, icipe was established in 1970, to address this very paradox of insects and accompanying challenges. The Centre’s mission is to use insect science for sustainable development, to ensure food security and improve the overall health of communities in Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, lo...
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    Junior Research Assistant - Nematology Project

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    Plant propagation and maintaining plants for research trials outdoors and in the greenhouse. Maintaining cleanliness in the greenhouse, extraction room and all the rooms related to nematode research. Assisting in initiation and completion of research trials.

    Specific Duties

    • Maintaining cleanliness in the greenhouse, extraction room and all the rooms in nematode research.
    • Responsible for planting and watering plants for experiments and nematode cultures.
    • Assist in maintaining mites’ colonies for research purposes.
    • Sterilizing, mixing and potting soil for experiments.
    • Assisting to organize, clean and pack/ store field material/ laboratory and field coats for field work.
    • Assist in preparation of samples for nematode analysis and nematode extraction.


    • High school KCSE.
    • Training in Basic Agriculture.
    • IPM training will be an added advantage.
    • Basic Agricultural training and plant husbandly skills required.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Ability to take care of plants and work in the greenhouse.
    • Basic Nematological techniques.

    Other Desirable Attributes

    • Plants to be provided for experiments on timely basis and greenhouse maintained in good condition.
    • Sterile soil to be available for experiments through continuous sterilizing

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