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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Livestock Genomic Analysis

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral fellow - Livestock Genomic Analysis (Bioinformatics) to undertake genome sequence analysis of African livestock breed/populations to identify signatures of selection on environmental adaptation and productivity traits, in support of breeding programs. The Fellow will work with scientists and post-graduate students at ILRI-Kenya, Ethiopia, and at the ILRI – CAAS joint laboratory on Animal and Forage Genetic Resources in support to the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH, United Kingdom) research.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.


  1. Bioinformatic data analysis of livestock genomes and transcriptomes
  2. Provide training and contribution to bioinformatic capacity building activities (e.g. supervision of post-graduate students at ILRI – Kenya, ILRI – Ethiopia, and CTLGH – United Kingdom research facilities; training of partners from within Africa)
  3. Ensure integration of bioinformatics into the research and research planning process of the Genetics Flagship within the Livestock CRP
  4. Proactively establish and build strong relationship with a range of local, regional and international partners and collaborators
  5. Contribute to the scientific quality of the research within the global livestock genetics program (bio)informatics team
  6. Contribute in developing project reports and publish relevant findings on a timely basis in scientific literature and present at international scientific conferences
  7. Contribute to the development of resource mobilization proposals as appropriate

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Stakeholder communication; Reporting; Bidding and proposal generation; Research planning; Research publication; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

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