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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
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
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
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
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
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