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Research Assistant-Phlebotomist-Temporary Position

​The Aga Khan University

Job Summary

The Phlebotomist (Research), will recruit participants to ongoing studies, coordinate and collect blood samples and maintain study records as required at AKU and other study sites.

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

Job Description

Entity
Aga Khan University
Location
Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents (www.aku.edu). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Phlebotomist (Research) in our Department of Pathology, Medical College.

The Phlebotomist (Research), will recruit participants to ongoing studies, coordinate and collect blood samples and maintain study records as required at AKU and other study sites.

Responsibilities
  • Recruit study participants including obtaining informed consent;
  • Maintain a log for sample collection based on the study protocols;
  • Coordinate sample collection;
  • Attend to study participants’ queries;
  • Distribute samples to the biorepository for storage.
Requirements
  • Applicants for the position must have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary education C or equivalent, Certificate in Phlebotomy/Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences . 
  • A minimum of two (2) years' relevant working experience is mandatory.
To Apply
Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.​

Applications should be submitted latest by September 21, 2020

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