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KEMRI Research Officer Kenyan Job Vacancies

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.

We are seeking to appoint a postgraduate researcher with Masters completed in the field of molecular entomology to work in the Biosciences department. This position is supported by the BOHEMIA project (Broad One-Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa) which will fund two cluster randomised controlled trials in Mozambique and Tanzania to evaluate the use of ivermectin mass drug administration for malaria vector control. The efficacy of this intervention will be evaluated through primary epidemiological outcomes and supported by secondary entomological outcomes.

The KWTRP will be the central laboratory of the BOHEMIA project. We are seeking to appoint a researcher to support the future laboratory analysis of the entomological samples that will be received from both trial sites. He/She will have solid knowledge of medical entomology, molecular biology assays including PCR, ELISA, MALDI-TOF MS, Sanger sequencing, primer design and computational analysis. He/She will be expected to supervise and train junior research staff, oversee all laboratory activities, including SOP writing, quality control checks, sample storage and data collection. Furthermore, the candidate will also contribute to report writing, data analysis and dissemination through publication writing and presentations.

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