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, Tanzania