4 Aug 2023

Internship Student- Molecular Laboratory Assistants x2 at Alliance of Bioversity

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Job Description

The Organization

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. The Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. (https://alliancebioversityciat.org/)

With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR (www.cgiar.org) a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

We are recruiting internship students for various positions as per below details:

Internship Student- Molecular Laboratory Assistants (Two (2) positions)

About the position

The Molecular Laboratory Assistants Internship students will be supporting general laboratory operation and maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

Support in conducting research under the direction of the supervisor and assisting in daily laboratory operation and mainte­nance.
Support proficiently handling standard laboratory procedures, including extraction of DNA and RNA, DNA quantification, assays for SNP, RAPDs, SSRs, AFLPs, and other markers systems, gel electrophoresis, protein purification, centrifugation, enzyme assays, isolation of DNA from agarose and acrylamide gels, isolation and purification of plasmid DNA, ligation and transforma­tion of E. coli with DNA constructs, the maintenance of insect and pathogen collections, perform detailed observation of plant, insect and/or pathogen growth in growth chamber, as well as supporting collecting, processing and analyzing data.
Specific Qualifications and requirements

The positions require knowledge of and experience with basic molecular biology methods, including DNA sequence and fragment analysis. Because methods and technologies in science change rapidly, the internship students also must be receptive to and adept at, evaluating and learning new technologies involving both biological and chemical methods.

General Qualifications and requirements:

At least master’s degree in relevant field of study or completing master’s degree in relevant – field of study for each of the above positions.
A successful internship student must be able to correctly operate and maintain specialized equipment such as thermal cyclers, spectrophotometers, water purification systems, and electrophoresis equipment.
The internship student should be able keep detailed computer and laboratory records and generate reports.
Terms of Recruitment

This is a nationally recruited internship position based in Arusha, Tanzania. The internship contract will be for 3-monthperiod. The Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive stipend; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender.

Internship Duration: Three months (initial with possibility to extend further). Desired start date: As soon as possible.

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Method of Application

To apply: Please send your application letter & CV as one PDF document to [email protected] copy to [email protected] and [email protected] by 10th August, 2023.

Alliance- Bioversity & CIAT is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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