Assistant Research Officer Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The incumbent will largely be involved
in performing cell sorting and phenotypic analysis. Ability to perform and troubleshoot
basic flow cytometry and cell sorting procedures will be an added advantage.
The job is based at KWTRP in Kilifi, Kenya but the incumbent will also interact
and work closely with IAVI collaborating institutions.

Description: 

REPORTS TO: Group lead Postdoc and to the
Principal Investigator

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY: 
Will
be responsible for a laptop, data storage and together with the PI, manage
budget allocated for flow cytometry analysis.

Key Responsibilities


Perform daily maintenance of the flow
cytometers, regular Quality Control and co-ordination with BD field service
team for machine servicing and repair.

Design and test flow cytometry
analysis panels.

Perform flow cytometry and cell
sorting for clinical trial analysis and exploratory research projects.

Undergo extensive training in flow
cytometry (both software and hardware) and participate in knowledge transfer to
the research team.

Lead the trouble shooting process for
any arising flow cytometry technical issues.

Collate flow cytometry data generated
and provide summaries of the same.

Manage the inventory and procurement
of flowcytometry reagents and consumables.

Ensure that all work done complies
with the applicable regulations concerning biohazards, data privacy, Good
Clinical and Laboratory Practice and maintain all documentation.

And any other duties that may be
assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biological
sciences,

Extensive hands-on experience in flow
cytometry or a Masters’ degree in Immunology will be an added advantage.

Experience in using Flowjo or any
other flow cytometry analysis package.

Experience in using various analytical
packages such as STATA and R

Competencies:

Keen interest in research

Excellent analytical and quantitative
skills

Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills

Ability to present and summarise
results for reporting and publication.

Ability to work independently with
minimal supervision.

Team working skills with the ability
to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Physical Environment

Based at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust
Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya but be flexible to travel to other partner
or collaborating institutions.

Be available to work out of hours if
necessary.

Exposure to materials considered
infectious and/or biohazards.

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