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RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MICROBIOME PROJECT

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MICROBIOME PROJECT

The Management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is seeking for an individual with a driven passion for research and strong determination to fill a Research Assistant position on the MICROBIOME project. The MICROBIOME is an EDCTP funded project that is investigating the dynamism of lung and nasopharyngeal microbiota in HIV infected children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

QUALIFICATION

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or Biological Sciences. An additional master’s degree in microbiology would be an advantage. The candidate must have good laboratory experience in processing blood cultures, sputum cultures, molecular testing of viral agents and general laboratory organisation.

He/She must be a team player, have good interpersonal working relationship and be able to work under pressure.

The successful applicant should be familiar with the working environment at Komfo Anokye Teaching and be prepared to work for longer hours on the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will

  • Work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
  • Perform all laboratory work associated with the project according to SOP´s
  • Assist in field and laboratory work activities.

 MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should address their application to:

The Head of Administration, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), SMS/KNUST, Kumasi.

Applicants should merge their application letter including CV, a motivation letter, photocopies of certificates and two (2) confidential reports into one PDF document and send via email to:

info@kccr.de   Or

deliver to the receptionist at KCCR

Submission deadline: 15th November, 2017