KEMRI – Laboratory Technologists (KEN SHE Study).

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Study Description

The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

Position: Laboratory Technologists (3 Positions) K MR7 Vacancy No.FN-08-05-2021

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

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
 Nasal Swab collection of participants
 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 supervisor
 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 lab 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 and pass all required proficiency testing
 Participate in timely enrolment of all EQAs required
 Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures
 Ensure that are IATA certified and compliant
 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

Required Qualifications

 Diploma in Medical Laboratory
 Degree in Medical Laboratory, biomedical laboratory or biochemical laboratory added advantage
 Extensive and recent hands-on experience on running HIV-1, Pregnancy testing, CD4 count, PCR, HIV ELISA assays and medical sample shipment.
 Must have Good Clinical laboratory Practice training and/or CITI training.
 Must be registered with KMLTTB with a valid Practicing Certificate.


 At least two (2) years Clinical research experience in a busy research laboratory setting

Desirable Qualities

 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 lab equipment related challenges
 Proactive, ability to work independently, interact well with other departments
 Familiarity with a multi- department clinical lab setting

Applicants should attach the following:

• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number on the subject line)
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and email 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

All applications to be done through 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.


only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted




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