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Post-Doctoral Scientist- Immunology

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

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Scientist Immunology to assist in African Swine fever vaccine development

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. Direct responsibility for planning experiments, outputs of projects and creating new tools, methods, approaches
  2. Down-selection of antigens for inclusion in viral vectored vaccine candidates, using ELISpot screening of CD8 cells and CD4 cells, antibody neutralization assay, and ELISAs.
  3. Viral work, growth of ASFV and viral vectors and titrations
  4. Development of flowcytometric assays for memory cells, multifunctional T-cells etc.
  5. Planning and execution of pig animal experiments, including protection experiments. Assessment of immune responses and correlations.
  6. Working with existing partners
  7. Conducting science of an international standard and establishing a publications record
  8. Staff supervisory responsibility, supervision of technician (s)
  9. Participation in proposal development and report writing to funder (the former, if relevant calls are available and timing fits).

General Information

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

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Analytics; Immunization; Industry standards; Research planning; Research publication; Virology
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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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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