International Potato Center – Junior Research Assistant.

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Job Description

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic Junior Research Assistant to provide specialized operative support to contribute with the research project’s objectives and outcomes.

The Position: The Junior Research Assistant will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and will report to the Associate Scientist – Molecular Biologist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute operative work on Plant Regeneration and Plant Genetic transformation.
  • Support on general Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology tasks.
  • Ensure plant care in the growth chambers, screen house and greenhouse.
  • Control and monitor the transition of tissue culture plants to Plant Growth Facility.
  • Execute daily measurement and weighment procedures to contribute with the experiments daily data base (record keeping).

Requirements

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Agronomy or Biotechnology with background in Tissue Culture.
  • At least 1 year experience in Plant Transformation and Tissue Culture preferably with roots, tubers or bananas.
  • Advanced level of MS Office.
  • Intermediate knowledge of database work.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Hard working with ability to handle multiple work activities in an effective manner.

Benefits

What are we offering?

  • Excellent working environment.
    Generous compensation package commensurate with experience. 
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.
  • The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Kenya nationals and permanent residents only. The employment contract will be for one (01) year (with a 3-month probation period) possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding.

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Closing date

10/20/2021

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