Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Laboratory Coordinator (1 Position), Kisumu.

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Position: Laboratory Coordinator (1 Position) KMR/ 6 Vacancy No. FN-019-05-2021

Reports to: Principal Investigator

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.
• 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 PI
• 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 laboratory 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 in timely enrolment of all EQAs required.
• Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures.
• 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.
• Monitor staff competency periodically.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences.
• IATA certification and compliance will be an added advantage

Other Required Skills

• 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 laboratory equipment related challenges.
• Proactive, ability to work independently, interact well with other departments.

Applicants should attach the following:

• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail 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
• Requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Applications to be done through the email no later than 24th June 2021. (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your 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 short-listed candidates will be contacted.




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