Research Associate III – USDA Project

Key Responsibilities

Follow good laboratory practices and assist in laboratory trainings.
Perform laboratory procedures including preparation of chemicals/reagents/media according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Development of SOPs and improvement of existing SOPs, including independent literature research as required.
Processing and storing of ex vivo samples as per study protocol and keep inventory up to date using excel or LIMS software.
Immunoassays such as ELISA, neutralization assays, IFN-y ELISpot and FACS analysis.
Growth and characterization of pathogen stocks (e.g. African swine fever virus) and determination of titers of these stocks (eg by TCID50, HAD50 or qPCR).
Cell culture work following hygienic and sterile procedures.
Molecular biology assays such as qPCR, conventional PCR, cloning, protein expression.
Coordinate with other departments to ensure that laboratories and equipment are in good working order.
Perform any other related duties as may be required.


Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, animal science or other relevant biosciences field.
At least Five years’ relevant experience
Have experience with design and implementation of animal experiments.
Good theoretical background in immunology and molecular biology.
Experience and knowledge in immunoassays, molecular biology, cell culture and FACS analysis.
Good computer skills in Excel, Word, Power Point and Teams.
Understanding of good clinical practices (GCP) and good laboratory practices  (GLP).
Closing: 25 January 2023


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About International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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.