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

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Position: Laboratory Technologists (1 Position) KMR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN-020-05-2021

Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator

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 supervisor
• Running and logging of specimen controls as per the set SOP.
• Ensuring Laboratory Waste segregation and management.
• Developing and updating laboratory inventory.
• Ensure compliance with all the SOPs and respective specimen flow charts
• Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures
• Transcription of all lab results and communication of the same as per the lab results communication SOP


• A minimum of a Diploma in Medical Laboratory, Biomedical Laboratory or Biochemical Laboratory.

Required Experience

• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a busy Clinical Research set up
• Extensive hands-on experience on running HIV-1, CD4 count, PCR, STI, HIV ELISA assays and medical sample shipment.

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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