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Field Assistant Job Mbita, South Nyanza

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Field Assistant to work in our IVDM section, Mbita Insectary, Human Health Division, at icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus Mbita, South Nyanza.


  • Assist in rearing and maintenance of mosquito colonies.
  • Assist in sampling mosquitoes in the field.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Exposure/working experience on malaria or other vector-borne diseases research.
  • Experience in insect rearing, preferably mosquitoes.
  • Experience in field entomological studies (e.g., sampling and morphological identification of insects).
  • Knowledge of handling Anopheles mosquitoes would be an advantage.
  • Diploma in applied biology/medical lab technology etc.
  • At least 1 year’s working experience.
The successful candidate must be willing to work long hours including weekends when necessary.

Applications will be accepted up to 14th April 2012.

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with current remuneration package, and a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including telephone, e-mail and fax numbers), to:

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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