KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR), University of Nairobi, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated early career postdoctoral scientist. The areas of research will entail translational HIV B-cell immunology work that will include characterization of B cells and
isolation/characterization of novel anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies.
(KAVI-ICR) – AD/1/17/21 (1 POST) (CHS)
i) Fluorescence-activated cell sorting on relevant B cells from PBMCs
ii) Molecular biology techniques such as amplification, sequencing and analysing immunoglobulin genes
iii) Preparation of libraries for Next-Generation sequencing
iv) Generation of recombinant monoclonal antibodies and antigens
v) Performance of neutralization assays
vi) Basic bioinformatics analyses on Next-Generation sequencing data
vii) Technology transfer between partners and collaborators
viii)Training and supervision of technicians and interns
ix) Presentation of results to the group, programme and network
x) Preparation of scientific manuscripts
xi) Any other responsibilities that may arise from time to time
Required Academic Qualifications
i) PhD degree in immunology, molecular biology or related fields
ii) Proven track record in immunology and/or molecular biology laboratory research
iii) Detailed knowledge of the procedures relevant to the work will be an added advantage
i) High level of English language competence appropriate for scientific journal article submissions
ii) Good communication skills
iii) Self-directed, highly motivated, adaptable and capable of adhering to important milestones
Terms of appointment
This a one year contract renewable by mutual consent. The salary is negotiable depending on the
level of education and work experience.
- Applicants should email their application letters and certified copies of certificates and CV giving
details of their qualifications, experience and 3 referees indicating their telephone contacts and e-
- Applications and related documents should be addressed to The Principal, College of Health
Sciences and forwarded through the applicants’ heads of departments, where applicable.
- Applicants should state their current designations, salaries and other benefits attached to those
- The application letter must bear the reference code as shown in the advertisement.
- Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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