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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
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    Scientist Cell biologist (Re-advertisement)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Undertake in vitro infection and proliferation assays of T. parva-infected lymphocytes from cattle carrying the candidate resistance trait
    • Devise and carry out in vitro assays to validate genes identified as candidates in mediating resistance
    • Perform other assays as required to identify the mechanism of inherited resistance to East Coast fever
    • Interact with other members of the group
    • Publish results as peer-reviewed articles
    • Lead and contribute to the development of resource mobilisation proposals
    • Supervise research associates, external collaborators and PhD and MSc students as required and related to the broader agenda.


    • PhD in Biological Sciences or any related field
    • Five years’ postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
    • Requisite publication record
    • Experience in relevant techniques in cell biology, especially immunoassays, cell culture and proliferation assays
    • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in another language is strong advantage).
    • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently to accomplish required tasks while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment; be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work

    Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Terms of Appointment

    This is position is at job level HG 18 and it is open to both national and international applicants. The position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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