Researcher II (Postdoctoral Position)

April 19, 2019
Research and Development, Social Sciences and Community
Career Level: 
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: 
Addis Ababa
Job Description: 


Job Description


Call for Researcher II (Postdoctoral) Positions

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.

The Mycobacterial Diseases Research Directorate of the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has 3 Researcher II positions available for eligible and competent researchers who will take part in a TB research project (TBGEN Africa).

TBGEN Africa is a multi-country consortium project funded by the African Academy of Sciences that investigates the genetic determinants of mycobacterial disease in different geographical areas in Africa. The project will enroll newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients upon informed consent and isolate the responsible strain of mycobacterium from their sputum. At the same time, blood samples will be collected from the patients.  Whole genome sequences of both the patient and the TB isolate will be compared across the different populations to identify patterns that are associated with disease. The information obtained is expected to lead to new knowledge on co-evolution and TB pathogenesis critical for development of new strategies in TB control.


Job Requirements

1.    Researcher II positions in Microbiology (TB)

The Researcher II will be responsible to lead the bacteriology work in the TB laboratory including phenotypic and genotypic characterization of mycobacterial isolates.

Qualification:PhD in Biomedical sciences with six years excellent experience in TB lab and sixteen (16) publication points

2.     Researcher II position in TB immunology

The Researcher II will be responsible to lead the immunology arm of the project with the aim of characterizing the host-pathogen interaction using advanced technologies.

Qualification:PhD in Biomedical sciences with six years excellent experience in TB immunology and sixteen (16) publication points

3.    Researcher II position in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)

The Researcher II will be responsible to lead community-based activities aiming to assess and analyse the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of genetic research in the community.

Qualification: PhD in Sociology, Anthropology and related Social and Behavioral Sciences with six years experience and sixteen (16) publication points

All Researchers are responsible to build a team, develop relevant research questions in line with the objectives of the TBGEN project, supervise students and generate relevant data and scientific publications.

Duration of Contract

This is a 3 year post subject to annual contract renewal


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be Ethiopian nationals with a PhD degree in the aforementioned fields.


How to Apply


Application is completed through submission of the following documents via ethiojobs or in person at the Human Resource Directorate, Armauer Hansen Research Institute.


     ·  CV/resume  

     ·  Covering letter

     ·  One copy of your BSc, MSc and PhD transcripts and degrees

     ·  Two recommendation letters from immediate supervisors 

Please list down your publications in your CV.