RESEARCH TECHNICIAN VACANCY IN KENYA 2012 – ICRISAT / ICRAF
About the organization
ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural research for development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and is supported by some 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT, with its Headquarters located in India, has regional centers and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region, ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique. For further details please visit our website www.icrisat.org. The ICRISAT regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa is hosted on the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) campus in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of Research Technician.
About the Position
The Research Technician will work in the ICRISAT Grain Legumes Research Programme on groundnut rosette disease resistance, involving QTL mapping and marker-assisted trait introgression using SSR markers and will be responsible for providing technical support to the laboratory operations of the Regional Office (ESA).
Duties and responsibilities will include
DNA extraction, quality checks and quantification.
SSR genotyping using capillary sequencers and data analysis.
QTL mapping, collect and analyse data and report results.
Providing support to PhD and MSc students and visiting scientists as well as for training courses.
Tracking the use of laboratory consumables.
Assisting in procurement of consumables and equipment.
Providing other technical support to the laboratory operations of the Regional Office, as necessary.
Bachelor of Science in biotechnology or a related field, with at least 2 years relevant technical experience.
Experience in a research environment, specifically in molecular sciences, including PCR, sequencing, genotyping, and genomics.