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Chief Research Assistant


In partnership with Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) Department of Parasitology, Vestergaard operates a vector control research facility with a focus on the research and development of vector control tools such as long lasting insecticidal nets
The Chief Research Assistant will be responsible for providing oversight to all research activities to ensure that efficient day-to-day operations of the labs and mosquito insectary

Provide overall leadership to the research team and ensure effective operations of the mosquito insectary laboratories
Manage the team of research assistants to plan lab testing and ensure sufficient numbers of susceptible and resistant mosquitoes are available to meet project needs
Foster and maintain collaborations with NMIMR and other external stakeholder / institutions working in malaria and vector control
Develop and review standards operating procedures (SOPs) with the team of research assistants
Ensure a high standards of cleanliness is maintained in the labs and all practices comply with health and safety directives

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

MSc or PhD Degree in Entomology, Biology, Zoology, Public Health or related discipline, minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of experience and education


Excellent organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail
Motivated, willing to learn and able to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
Good communication skills to interact effectively in a team environment with technical colleagues and external collaborators
Ability to problem solve and perform comfortably in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
English essential, French desirable
Willingness to work flexible hours including occasional public holidays

Contact address

How to apply

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Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 - 5 Years
    • Office & Admin
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • jobs-africa@vestergaard.com
    • 27-April-2018
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