12 May 2021

Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

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Job Summary Position:

Research Scientist(1post)Reports to:Project PIWork station: BagamoyoApply by:May 21st2020Institute overview Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, healthsystems research and policy translation.Position SummaryIHI is looking for a Research Scientistto supporttheCHMI project.

This is workrelated PhD fellowship post. The Research Scientist will be required to undertake PhD training in the project. The Scientist will also be responsible forimmunological evaluation of the invivo transmission model in close collaboration with a team of clinicians, immunologists and molecular biologists. Apart from research, the Scientistmay participate in teaching, liaising with clinical trial team and routine maintenance of the lab.For more details regarding the PhD kindly click this link.Duties and ResponsibilitiesOfficial RequirementsRegistration at a local University for PhD training.

Completion of all mandatory courses, seminars and examinations as required by registering university. Submission of PhD progress reportsthat will be used to assess yourprogress.Submission of the final PhD thesis and successfully defending the thesis at theregisteringuniversity. Concrete ExpectationsConduct immunology and molecular assays in the laboratory.Support the membrane feeding experiments in the entomologylaboratory. Analyze data onimmunology,molecular and mosquito infectivity endpoints. Give seminarsaboutyour research topic, at IHI and/or registering university

Fulfill the registering university requirement on number of published papers detailing your research results. General Background ActivitiesAs a PhD Student in the project,you will be required to conduct the following tasks:Support the PI and project manager in the overall management of the research team by preparing study protocols, training research teamand site preparation for the implementation of the project.

Explore the literature, discuss with experts or colleagues, gather and process dataas part of your PhD training.

Participate in specialized coursesor visit other research institutionslocally and abroad with the objective of deepeningknowledgeand gaining skills for your PhD. Participate in organizing seminars, conferences and contribute in reviewing and editing scientific papers from other scientists. Qualification and ExperienceMaster’s degree in any biological science subject.

At least 2 years of laboratorybasedexperience in immunology, hostpathogen interactions, immune regulations and infectious diseases. Considered will be a practical experience inthefollowing;immunological assays in vivo and in vitro, such as: multiparametric flow cytometry, cell culture, immunofluorescence, cell sorting, ELISA, ELISPOT, quantitative PCR and western blot, as well as other molecular biology techniques.

Having at least two (2)publications in accredited peerreviewed journals, and being the FIRST author in at least ONE publication. Skills and CompetenciesProven ability to multitask, maintain confidentiality and remain focused in a fastpaced environment.

Proven ability to be meticulous with detailsand excellent organizational skills.Demonstrated impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Demonstrated advanced computer skills with Excel and Word. Having skills on STATA or other statistical package would be an advantage.

Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.Remuneration An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI salary scales.Equal OpportunityIHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

 

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Method of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.

The deadline for receiving applications is 17:00hoursonFridayMay21st2021.All e-mail application subject lines should include the name of the position: RESEARCH SCIENTIST–CHMI.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Human Resources Manager
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE
#5Ifakara StreetPlot 463 Mikocheni
P.O. Box 78,373Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: [email protected]






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