Laboratory Technicians

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Job Summary

The APHRC seeks to recruit Laboratory Technicians to work in the Urbanization and Wellbeing in Africa Unit within the Research Division.

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

Job Description/Requirements

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Outlining the laboratory reagents and equipment specifications that will be needed for the Project;
• Conducting proper laboratory set up and arrangement;
• Ensuring the right laboratory equipment and supplies that are required for the projects are specified during procurement;
• Coordinating with the field teams in ensuring implementation of protocols from the field;
• Maintaining good hygiene practices within the laboratory;
• Analyzing household and environmental samples from Nairobi and Kisumu for specific enteric pathogens, and interpreting the results; and
• Maintaining a record of all samples received and analyzed, and ensuring safe storage of all samples received.

Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Medical or Laboratory Biotechnology.
• Experience in nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) extraction.
• Experience in multi-pathogen detection and characterization using real time PCR.
• Experience in analysis and interpretation of PCR results.
• Experience in detecting bacterial phenotypes in various environmental samples.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by March 05, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi
Website: www.aphrc.org


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