Research Assistant , Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Research and Development Division
Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute

Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARl) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries is coordinating a research project, which is funded by the "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" (BMGF) through Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University, Kenya titled "Varietal/Zonal Monitoring of Realized Productivity and Value in Tanzania". The project is implemented in collaboration with Cholima AGRO Scientific Research Center (ARI-Chollima and Uyole Agricultural Research Institute Tanzania (ARI-Uyole). MARI will use part of the project funds to recruit on a fixed contract basis a highly qualified and motivated persons to fill the following posts:
2. POSITION: Research assistant (1 Post)

Key duties and responsibilities

• Collect/receive samples for DNA isolation from field surveys and record maintain good record (data base)
• Process samples prior to DNA isolation according to approved standard procedure
• Isolate DNA and perform all required quality checks
• Maintain physical library for reference materials of the project's commodity crops
• Perform PCR and other required assays as per project coordinator instructions.
• Help with laboratory works related to DNA fingerprinting
• Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Project coordinator and laboratory manager.

Qualification and Experience:

. Bachelor's degrees from Sokoine University of Agriculture or University of Dar es Salaam or any other recognised university with specialization in at least one of the following fields: biotechnology, agriculture, molecular biology or biology, or-plant sciences. The candidate should not be more than 35 years old.

Contract period: 1 year


Qualified persons should send handwritten and signed applications with their CVs, education certificates and contact addresses of three referees to:
Officer In Charge,
Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute,
Mikocheni Plot 22, Sam Nujoma/Coca Cola road
P.O. Box 6226, Dar es Salaam,
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