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Post-Doctoral Scientist- Immunology
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- Post-graduate education
- Medical, health
- Expert (non-managerial)
- Full Time
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.
- Direct responsibility for planning experiments, outputs of projects and creating new tools, methods, approaches
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.
Viral work, growth of ASFV and viral vectors and titrations
Development of flowcytometric assays for memory cells, multifunctional T-cells etc.
Planning and execution of pig animal experiments, including protection experiments. Assessment of immune responses and correlations.
Working with existing partners
Conducting science of an international standard and establishing a publications record
Staff supervisory responsibility, supervision of technician (s)
Participation in proposal development and report writing to funder (the former, if relevant calls are available and timing fits).
General InformationSalary range
: Not specifiedAdditional information
: Not specifiedContract type
: TemporaryJob type
: Full TimeLocation
: NairobiArea of work
: Medical, healthSeniority
: Expert (non-managerial)
Job RequirementsRequired education
: Post-graduate educationRequired relevant work experience
: 7 yearsRequired skills
: Analytics; Immunization; Industry standards; Research planning; Research publication; VirologyRequired languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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