ILRI Bioinformatics Scientist Job in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated and outstanding experienced Bioinformatics Scientist to analyze, manage and ensure quality control of genomics and other metadata.

Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 4C.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia.

The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases.

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2016, an operating budget of about USD 83 million.

A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia.

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  • Knowledge of genome sequencing strategies
  • Solid working knowledge of various bioinformatics packages used for genome data analysis
  • Strong technical science writing skills as demonstrated by publications in at least 4 peer-reviewed journals and other publications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to perform in a multicultural research environment and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Interest in international agricultural research and development
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by CLICKING HERE to apply online before 24 December 2016.

The position title and reference number:  SB/ BecA /11/2016 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI.

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.


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Updated: November 27, 2016 — 11:39 am