Kenya: Early Post Doctoral Researcher (Next Generation Sequencing), KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

By Wellcome Trust Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Oct 2018

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.

The Bioscience department, KWTRP is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work in the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to relevant infectious diseases projects. The postdoc will oversee the day-to-day activities of the high throughput NGS facility, operate and monitor the performance of the MiSeq and Oxford Nanopore NGS platforms. Provide up-to-date technical expertise, advice and support on molecular techniques. In addition, there is potential to develop independent research along-side the core sequencing responsibilities.

Description:

REPORTS TO:

  • Biobank fellow
  • Head of labs.

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Administration of core sequencing related funds.
  • Management of any independent project funding awarded.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Day-to-day activities of the high throughput NGS facility, operate and monitor the performance of the MiSeq and Oxford Nanopore NGS platforms.
  • Optimize protocols for preparing NGS libraries for targeted, whole genome and transcriptome, shotgun and 16s metagenomics sequencing applied to the MiSeq and Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing platforms.
  • Manage, plan and forecast inventory for the NGS facility.
  • Propose and develop new approaches for efficient sequencing of biological specimens.
  • Work with scientist and students on sequencing needs arising from research work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in molecular biology, genome sciences, biochemistry, cellular biology, or a related field.
  • Strong background in molecular biology ability to work independently, and outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience in NGS library preparation, sequencing and data analysis is essential.
  • Experience in infectious tropical disease genetics and advanced computing knowledge is desirable

COMPETENCIES:

  • Keen interest in research
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

How to apply:

To apply for this role please click on the link below:-

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/early-post-doctoral-researcher-next-generation-sequencing-kemri-wellcome-trust

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