Research Officer,

  • Kemri Trust
  • Kisumu County, Kenya
  • Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017
Contract Research

Job Description

Essential Requirements:

  • Have a Masters in Immunology, Molecular biology or some other laboratory-based science
  • Be highly motivated individual interested in developing research proposals
  • Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
  • Be interested in working on schistosomiasis

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Carry out laboratory assays as outlined in the protocol and oversee laboratory setup
  • Contribute material and knowledge in writing and publishing of scientific articles in peer reviewed journals/digests
  • Collaborate with other Research Officers in writing of research proposals and sourcing for grants
  • Give presentations of project results in national and international meetings
  • Perform statistical analysis, judging the validity and reliability of data and produce reports on the results of the analyses

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality results.
  • Competence in running ELISAs, whole blood and PBMC cultures & cell harvesting/isolation
  • Competence in Flow Cytometry techniques.
  • Competence in quantitative PCR, DNA extraction will be an added advantage
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.