Vacancy No: CGHR/203/07/21
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a mandate to conduct research in Malaria, HIV and other diseases. The Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) project will be conducting a large community–based study aimed at reducing malaria burden in western Kenya. The 3–year project is part of a larger international ATSB consortium involving three countries. The project has the following vacant position:
Location: Kisian lab and Asembo Field Lab.
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
Diploma in any of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Medical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory Sciences, Analytical/Applied, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Sciences/Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology or Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
The Research Assistant will report to the Study Coordinator and will be responsible for conducting Laboratory assays, morphological and molecular identification of mosquito samples and maintenance of study supplies inventories.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The responsibilities shall include:
Plan and work with Community study staff to conduct laboratory and field studies.
Conduct molecular assays specifically PCR and ELISAs.
Conduct colorimetric assays such as the Anthone test.
Conduct resistance testing of selected insecticides using a range of methods for topical and systemic insecticides.
Maintain study supplies inventories.
Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and hardworking.
Terms of Employment:
Six (6) months contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
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