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International Livestock Research Institute Jobs

Job Title:      International Livestock Research Institute Jobs

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI also manages the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub, a new centre for excellence in modern plant and animal biology in Africa. BecA is an initiative developed within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)/ African Union African Biosciences initiative. It consists of a Hub based on the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya and a network of regional nodes and other affiliated laboratories and organizations throughout the region. The BecA Hub facilities are world class, including a range of molecular, plant transformation, and genomics laboratories and equipment (e.g. 454 sequencing, Biosafety level 3 laboratory, plant growth facilities). The Hub hosts and conducts research in crop, microbe and livestock areas where new developments in science offer promise to address previously intractable problems constraining Africa’s development. Capacity building is a major goal of all activities. The scope covers agriculture and food security and their intersections with human health and nutrition, and the sustainable use of Africa’s natural resources. Further information is available at

ILRI seeks to recruit dynamic and competent individuals to fill the following positions:
1. Post-Doctoral Scientist – Molecular Genetics
2. Post-Doctoral Scientist – Molecular Diagnostics
3. Statistical Geneticist
4. Post-Doctoral Scientist –Bioinformatics
5. Scientist – Plant Transformation/Tissue Culture Specialist

To find out more about ILRI and the BecA Hub, visit our websites at and

ILRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact:      Loyce Mbwaya
Human Resources
International Livestock Research Institute
Nairobi, Nairobi 00100

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