Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
Bioinformatic and Software Developer
Duties and responsibilities
- Analyse agricultural
research experiments (low, mid, and high-volume sequencing/genotyping data).
- Processing of large files
and perform various bioinformatics analysis.
- Collaborate with software developers
in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software.
- Develop software or
applications for scientific or technical use.
- Developing Python and
Angular / React (or other) web framework-based GUI web-apps.
- Manage Linux based servers
and understand virtualizations and dockers.
and International Support
- Collaborate with technical
specialists to resolve design or development problems.
- Contribute to organizing and
delivering OneCGIAR training programs in bioinformatics data analysis, data
management, digitalization and using interlinked tools.
- Support the integration of
roles and projects into the new OneCGIAR global units.
in life Science.
qualification in the same field will be an added advantage
understanding of the field of work or specialized equipment.
knowledge of administrative and/or operating protocols and procedures of
research support function.
- Up to
5 years work experience.
knowledge and understanding of NGS data analysis, and pipeline development for
variant calling & developing reference assemblies.
effectively with colleagues and external contacts on routine work-related
in using shell scripts, Snakemake, Nextflow and/or WSL.
in Core JAVA, using APIs and developing API driven applications.
in Python, Perl and R.
attributes and competencies
in spoken and written English
- Ability to analyze complex
data, carry out and explain computations or to resolve complex problems.
- Identifying options based on
research and consideration of their consequences.
- Provides inputs into
decision making on complex problems.
- Deep understanding of NGS
data analysis, and pipeline development for variant calling & developing
- Proficiency in using Linux
and maintaining Linux based servers and clusters
- Experience in web
frameworks, such as Angular or React
- Knowledge of relational data
management systems and demonstrated ability to extract data and navigate
- Experience in working within
international organizations or multicultural organizations desired
- Critical and Creative Thinking,
Teamwork, Communication and Client Orientation skills.
Education, knowledge and experience
- Masters in life Science.
- PhD qualification in the same field will be an added advantage.
- Up to 5 years work experience.
Terms and conditions
- This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position and on competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience.
Application processThe application deadline is 05 Feb-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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