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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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    Research Officer II - Nematology Project

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    Conduct research on various nematology aspects and capacity building on PhD, Masters and students on attachment and internships.

    Specific Duties

    • Carrying out field, greenhouse trials and laboratory experiments.
    • Sampling, sample processing and nematodes identification.
    • Capacity Building; Training academic staff (University) and partners in NEMEDUSSA project and others, preparation of training materials.
    • Publishing research results in peer reviewed journals and documenting research work.
    • Induction of new students and interns.
    • Supervising casual workers.
    • Maintaining nematodes culture in the lab and green house.
    • Organising nematology journal club meetings.
    • Ensuring that the laboratory equipment is well calibrated and maintained.
    • Preparation for nematode courses both materials and training.


    • Bachelor of Science in a relevant area.
    • Master’s degree is an added advantage.
    • At least 4 years of work experience in research activities
    • Skills in Nematology techniques.
    • Publication skills.
    • Skills in sampling for nematodes and sample processing.
    • Ability to quantify and identify nematodes to genus level.
    • Skills in data collection and analysis, keeping records.
    • Information management through collating and filing of reports as well as drafting technical reports.

    Other Desirable Attributes

    • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Timely delivery of expected outputs.
    • Ability to train and supervise new students and interns on nematology techniques.
    • Knowledge and skills in molecular tools.
    • Ability to use MS office computer packages.
    • Knowledge of different nematology techniques.
    • Culturing nematodes in the screen house.
    • Extraction and identification of different plant parasitic nematodes in the laboratory environment using morphological features.
    • Technical expertise in designing and conducting an experiment successfully.
    • Tabulating, summarizing data and interpretation of results.
    • Training skills for students, new staff and partners

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