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Senior Research Officer - National Biotechnology Authority

Hiring Organisation: National Biotechnology Authority
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Job Description

The position of Senior Research Officer has arisen within the National Biotechnology Authority, and we hereby invite applications from suitably qualified individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support National Biotechnology Authority in the development and evaluation of medicinal, agricultural, environmental and industrial products.
  • Develop protocols for analytical methods, validation of analytical methods analytical quality control.
  • Apply principles of laboratory quality control according to ISO/IEC 17025.
  • Apply molecular biology techniques, including, but not limited to, DNA extraction and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to characterise biological markers.
  • Apply analytical methods including Infrared spectroscopy (IR), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Fluor photometry.
  • Conduct routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Provide trouble shooting support for technical issues.
  • Co-ordinate and organize clinical studies.
  • Create scientific presentations for internal training purposes.
  • Contribute to the preparation and publication of scientific manuscripts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Research and Development Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Honours degree in Biotechnology, Biology or other related fields.
  • Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or other related fields.
  • Experience in product development, analytical quality control and quality assurance.
  • Experience in genetics, tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, PCR, Infrared spectroscopy (IR), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Fluor photometry and other related analytical techniques.
  • Scientific publications are an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of bioinformatics and statistics software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Excellent critical thinking, multitasking, teamwork and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be highly organised.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae to: not later than 04 November 2022, clearly labelled "Senior Research Officer" in the subject line.

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