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Laboratory Section Head,IAVI-HIV RESEARCH

Reference Number: 
LSH-IAVI-2017
Category: 
Clinical Healthcare and Research
Grade: 
6
Location: 
Kilifi
Country: 
Kenya
Summary: 
<p> JOB PURPOSE:The IAVI-HIV clinical research laboratory supports ongoing HIV-1 vaccine feasibility studies in Mtwapa, including observational cohort studies of risk factors for HIV-1/STI acquisition, an acute HIV-1 infection study (Tambua Mapema Trial supported by the NIH), and will prepare for a Phase II HIV-1 vaccine study supported by Oxford (GREAT trial) in 2018 Research of both T-cell and B-cell immunology and viral diversity in volunteers with acute HIV infection will be done in collaboration with investigators within the research group. The post holder will manage the IAVI-HIV research laboratory</p>

REPORTING LINES

The post reports to the Principal Investigator

JOB DIMENSIONS

Community Facilitator II

Reference Number: 
CF II-10-2017
Category: 
Clinical Healthcare and Research
Grade: 
4.01
Location: 
Mtwapa
Country: 
Kenya
Summary: 
OVERALL JOB PURPOSE: Coordination of the Linkage after Self-Testing (LaST) study taking place in Mtwapa and Malindi. This will include: recruitment and post-test follow-up of clients, supervision of peer mobilizers, data collection and entry, and logistical support for effective engagement with Key populations groups and participating health facility and community pharmacy service providers

REPORTS TO:

Principal Investigator
DIRECT REPORTS:

Mobilizers

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

IT Project Manager

Reference Number: 
IT-PM-10-2017
Category: 
Information and Communications Technology
Grade: 
7.01
Location: 
Kilifi.
Country: 
Kenya
Summary: 
JOB PURPOSE:This is a senior level position within IT. The mandate is to initiate and influence project management activities involving the development and implementation of business processes to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality.

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Laboratory Technician

Reference Number: 
LT-10-2017
Category: 
Research, Science and Biotechnology
Grade: 
4.01
Location: 
Kilifi
Country: 
Kenya
Summary: 
JOB PURPOSE:To provide technical support to research teams in the set up of laboratory experiments, analysis of samples/data and recording of applied processes and procedures in order to meet clinical research objectives. Experiments to be performed include, enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and neutralizing and non-neutralizing assays to determine antibody function.

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Post-doctoral Researcher in Vaccinology

Reference Number: 
PDR-10-2017
Category: 
Research, Science and Biotechnology
Grade: 
9.0
Location: 
Kilifi
Country: 
Kenya
Summary: 
JOB PURPOSE:The aim of this post will be to develop novel vaccine design and development platforms for use against human and animal disease indications. The post holder will design and construct novel vaccines and evaluate these in appropriate model systems in the UK and Kenya. The project will also involve comparative studies on variations in immune responses, both type of cells and responses, between livestock in the UK and in East Africa countries. This will be achieved by identifying new reagents to characterise immune function in a range of different breeds of animals. Specifically, immune cell subsets. These studies will support more ambitious future plans to develop correlates of protection induced by existing and novel vaccines in livestock.

REPORTS TO:
Principal Investigator

JOB DIMENSIONS: