Technical Assistant (Research)The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Technical Assistant (Research)The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Technical Assistant (Research)The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Technical Assistant (Research)The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. . CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. . The Position Reporting to the EOHS Officer-Research, The Technical Assistant (Research) will help ILRI manage cold storage and audit the samples ILRI currently has on cold storage and free up freezer space. Key responsibilities: Sort all biological samples stored in -80,-40,-20 AND +4 degree freezers in designated trays and boxes Identify all biological samples stored as per the labels given Prepare a hard copy catalogue of all the biological materials identified and separate the non-labelled in a different section of the freezer Catalogue the identified samples on soft copy in the pre-set excel spread sheets database. Ensure all materials catalogued are easily identified in the freezers Liaise with Principal Investigators and Research Technicians responsible for particular freezers in the identification of biological samples with no labels, and samples that do not belong to them Catalogue all biological samples that have not been identified and circulate the list to both BecA and Biotechnology scientists for claim and identification Ensure a standby freezer is always available and functioning Ensure an audited freezer is lockable before moving to the next freezer audit. Ensure Engineering staff and lab management are made aware of a freezer that is emptied after the audit. Provide weekly Updates to either EOHS Manager or EOHS officer on the progress of the freezer audit Arrange for next freezer audit one week in advance and inform the relevant persons Ensure dry ice orders are made on time, supply is constant and usage is auditable Arrange for proper disposal of all biological samples that have been approved for disposal by Responsible Principal Investigator and measure the weight of samples disposed Maintain samples outside the freezer in dry ice at all times Requirements Diploma in Environmental or Biological Sciences (A degree in Environmental or Biological Sciences is an added advantage) . 2 years' experience working in a research laboratory setting. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office. Good Interpersonal Skills and communication skills Adherence to set timelines. Terms of Appointment This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI's Nairobi campus. The position is on 1 year fixed term contract Job level and salary This position is job Grade 1C KES 45,019. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI. Location: The position will be based at the ILRI campus. How to Apply Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Human Resources Director, explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience by 7 th April, 2013 . Log on to URL: The position title and reference number REF: EOHS/HR/03/13 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted. To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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