The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Scientist – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) / Bacteriophage (phage) Therapy to provide high level scientific and technical support to a new project on phages as a One Health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella, in poultry farms in Kenya. The project, which is in collaboration with the Université Laval (Canada), will consist of novel phage discovery from Kenya and will involve in vitro and in vivo characterization of both newly discovered phages as well as phages from the Université Laval phage collection.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Position level: Post-doctoral level.
Duration: 2.5 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab, above before 4 March 2019. The position title and reference number: PD/AAH/01/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.
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