Laboratory coordinator

Job Summary

Accurate and timely performing of Study specific assays.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Centre for Microbiology Research
KEMRI- RCTP
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date: 4th June, 2021 Closing date: 24th June, 2021.

Background Information:
IMPOWER is a Phase 3, Randomized, Active-Controlled, and Double-blind Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Islatravir Once-Monthly as Preexposure Prophylaxis in Cisgender Women at High Risk for HIV-1 Infection. The study has the following vacancies;

5. Position: Laboratory Coordinator (1 Position) KMR/ 6 Vacancy No. FN-019-05-2021
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities

• Accurate and timely performing of Study specific assays.
• Ensuring custody of participant specimens and storage/archival.
• Appropriate reporting of any abnormal lab result.
• Ensure maintenance and troubleshooting on all lab equipment and report to the PI
• Running and logging of specimen controls as per the set SOP.
• Ensuring Laboratory Waste segregation and management.
• Developing and updating laboratory inventory.
• Developing and continuous review of standard operating procedures in keeping with the protocol for the laboratory, and all laboratory related documents and manuals.
• Ensure compliance with all the SOPs and respective specimen flow charts
• Projection on consumables and reagents, and re-ordering whenever due and ensuring custody.
• Participate in timely enrolment of all EQAs required.
• Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures.
• Updating and ensuring quality assurance of the lab specimen data base.
• GCLP compliant
• Receive, download, and post/report all external lab results/reports
• Transcription of all lab results and communication of the same as per the lab results communication SOP.
• QA/QC point persons at the lab level.
• Monitor staff competency periodically.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences.
• IATA certification and compliance will be an added advantage

Other Required Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Extensive organization skills.
• Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged and demanding environment.
• Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
• Keen and attentive to detail.
• Ability to communicate lab results, write reports and trouble shoot laboratory equipment related challenges.
• Proactive, ability to work independently, interact well with other departments.

Applicants should attach the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
• Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
• Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• A copy of National Identity card or passport
• Requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Applications to be done through the email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org no later than 24th June 2021.

(Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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