KEMRI – Laboratory Technologist.

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No of Positions: 3

KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-007-11-2020

Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator
Locations: Suba/Rongo
Duration: 7 Months

Qualifications:

  • BSc/Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from KMTC or recognized training institution
  • Registered member of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing study specific assays, viral loads, UECs, CBC, CD4 count Malaria tests, Blood sugar, microscopy etc
  • Sample collection and handling: DBS for viral sequencing(VS) and pharmacokinetics (PK), Phlebotomy whole blood for viral load analysis and Infant DBS for Early Infant HIV Diagnosis, Hair samples preparation and storage etc
  • Performing maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipment’s
  • Ensuring appropriate Laboratory Waste segregation and management
  • Accurate reporting of lab results within acceptable turnaround time.
  • Perform laboratory ART assays as per the study protocol
  • Must participate in EQA Proficiency testing scheme
  • Ensures adequate quality assurance measures with respect to reagents, equipment, and samples are observed
  • Safe maintenance of accurate laboratory documents and Logs
  • Work professionally and observe relevant ethical standards, competence, accountability and integrity
  • Generate daily summary reports in real time
  • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory coordinator

Other required skills:

  • Trained on Good clinical and laboratory practice (GCLP)
  • Previous experience in a busy HIV laboratory
  • Experience in rapid antibody HIV testing and counselling skills
  • Experience in community work
  • Experience in viral load sample collection and management
  • Laboratory Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
  • Knowledge of commodity management
  • Experience in Rapid Diagnostic Test for Malaria, and Blood sugar
  • Ability to work extra hours and in hard to reach rural communities in Homabay and Migori Counties
  • Enthusiasm for community-based development work.
  • Natural ability to multitask, innovative, and work with others as a team to achieve objectives and resolve challenges
  • Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory Coordinator
  • Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter stating current position and date available to start working for the program
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

https://www.kemri.org/careers/

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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

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