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Research Scientist Job in Kenya

The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, with its headquarters at Kibos near Kisumu. 

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenyan sugar sub-sector.

KESREF wishes to recruit a qualified and experienced individual to the following vacant position:

Research Scientist (Biometrician) 

Grade RF 11 (1 POST)- REF: RSB/REC/01/12

Salary Scale RF 11 Ksh 
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The Research Scientist (Biometrician) reports to the Assistant Director Economics and Biometrics. The successful candidate will be deployed at Kibos station.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Organize and conduct relevant in service courses for scientists to effectively integrate biometrics in their research and extension work.
  • Assist and/or advice research scientists in designing and conducting statistically-sound experiments, and in data analysis, interpretations, and report preparation.
  • Participate in identifying biometrical and mathematical needs and the strategies to address the needs.
  • Preparation of own scientific studies, complete with budgets, work plans and reports.
  • Personnel supervision evaluation and training
  • Work plan and Budget Preparations.
Level of Education and Experience:
  • MSc degree from a recognized university, in Biometrics or related field.
  • Research experience of at least five (5) years, with proven quantifiable contributions in relevant fields, e.g. through publications.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a range of statistical software and packages.
Other Competencies
  • Proven leadership, communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow research protocol and procedures.
  • Analytical and result oriented team player.
  • Honesty and confidentiality.
Interested candidates for the above position who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the envelop and letter of application with copies of relevant certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae containing current as well as expected remuneration, names and addresses of three referees and day time telephone contact to:

The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P. O. Box 44-40100, Kisumu

So as to reach him not later than 4.00 pm on 24th August 2012

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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