Laboratory Technologist

Kenya Medical Research Institute

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Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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

Job Description/Requirements

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening date
: January 2, 2023 Vacancy No CGHR/331/12/22

Project description: The study title: The Burden of Respiratory Disease among the Elderly Study within the DGHP Branch aims to understand pathogen-specific incidence of respiratory illness among the older persons and estimate costs associated with influenza disease among the elderly population. The study has an opening as detailed below:

Position: Laboratory Technologist – J/G KMR 8 (1 Position)
Reports to: Research Administrator

Position Requirements:

• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology,
• Be registered and with a valid practicing license from the KMLLTB
• Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite.
• Fluency in English and Swahili both written and spoken.

Skills knowledge and Abilities.
• Excellent communication skills, ability to work well in a team
• Experience working knowledge in research
• Excellent interpersonal and organization skills

Major duties and responsibilities:
• Keep lab work areas clean and organized
• Perform phlebotomy and prepare samples for investigation purposes
• Collect oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swabs
• Receiving, labeling and analyzing samples (blood, NP/OPs, tissue etc.)
• Proper documentation of applicable study data during all study procedures
• Perform routine maintenance of lab equipment
• Monitor the status of laboratory supplies and make necessary orders
• Complete QA/QC assignments on laboratory data, samples and records
• Assist with laboratory administrative duties.
• Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Job Summary: Reporting to the Research Administrator, the laboratory technologist will be responsible for sample collection, receiving, labelling, analyzing samples and relaying back the results for patient care. S/he will as well monitor the laboratory supplies, maintain the lab equipment and proper documentation of applicable study data during all study procedures. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

Terms of Employment:
The successful candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

Applications should include the following:
i. Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
ii. A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
iii. Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection
iv. Copies of academic and professional certificates

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to the Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O Box 1578-40100, Kisumu and send by snail mail not later than January 27, 2023. The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

Only short-listed candidates will be considered

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