Research Associate at KCCR/KNUST

Research Associate at KCCR/KNUST

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious Research Associate to contribute to the development of novel informatic tools to enhance genomics research and data analysis. The post holder will work with Dr. Samson Pandam Salifu at Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in collaboration with other group projects including WASLIBRe, H3ABioNet and H3Africa.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • MSc./MPhil in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or Public health/Biosciences with strong data analysis skills gained in other fields
  • Experience in programming/data analysis/development
  • Skills in at least one of: R, Python, Perl, Java, C/C++ in a Unix/Linux environment and the ability to learn new programming skills as required
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis of relevance to biological research and large datasets
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also operating as part of a team, providing direction and guidance as required
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work out with regular hours if required


  • Experience and confidence in presenting research findings at national and international meetings
  • Familiarity with molecular biology concepts and principles
  • Major contribution to at least one paper in a peer-reviewed journal

General Conditions of Award:

  1. This post is Full Time for one year appointment in the first instance, with the possibility to extend for up to 3 years depending on funding availability and the Researcher’s performance
  2. Remuneration is very attractive depending on qualification and experience
  • The position is available with immediate effect


How to apply:

The application must include a concise summary of their education, qualifications, previous experience, and motivation for the position. In addition, the application should contain the following attachments:

  1. CV, certificates and references, including up to 3 academic works
  2. Statement from at least one former mentor/supervisor/tutor/teacher
  • Contact information for two references (including email addresses and telephone number)
  1. Other relevant information

Submitted your application to

Informal enquiry regarding the post should be submitted to Dr. Samson Pandam Salifu via or Telephone +233(0) 209 583 359

Closing Date: 15th February 2018 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.