Research assistant (1 Post)

Published by Jobstanzania on 2:16:00 am

Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARl) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries is coordinating a research project, which is funded by the "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" (BMGF) through Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University, Kenya titled "Varietal/Zonal Monitoring of Realized Productivity and Value in Tanzania". The project is implemented in collaboration with Cholima AGRO Scientific Research Center (ARI-Chollima and Uyole Agricultural Research Institute Tanzania (ARI-Uyole). MARI will use part of the project funds to recruit on a fixed contract basis a highly qualified and motivated persons to fill the following posts:

POSITION: Research assistant (1 Post)

Key duties and responsibilities
• Collect/receive samples for DNA isolation from field surveys and record maintain good record (data base)
• Process samples prior to DNA isolation according to approved standard procedure
• Isolate DNA and perform all required quality checks
• Maintain physical library for reference materials of the project's commodity crops
• Perform PCR and other required assays as per project coordinator instructions.
• Help with laboratory works related to DNA fingerprinting
• Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Project coordinator and laboratory manager.

Qualification and Experience:
Bachelor's degrees from Sokoine University of Agriculture or University of Dar es Salaam or any other recognised university with specialization in at least one of the following fields: biotechnology, agriculture, molecular biology or biology, or-plant sciences. The candidate should not be more than 35 years old.

Contract period:1 year

Application Instructions:

Qualified persons should send handwritten and signed applications with their CVs, education certificates and contact addresses of three referees to:

Officer In Charge,
Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute,
Mikocheni Plot 22, Sam Nujoma/Coca Cola road
P.O. Box 6226,
Dar es Salaam,

Application Deadline:  May 18, 2016



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