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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Laboratory Analyst.

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Opening date: April 29, 2022 Vacancy number: CGHR/287/04/22
This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to outbreak response and surveillance of various diseases in the country and the region.
It is within this remit that the Diagnostic and Laboratory Systems Program within the Division of Global Health Protection is seeking applications from energetic, motivated and innovative candidates to become part of the molecular section within the DSLP laboratory.

Position: Laboratory Analyst J/G KMR 6 (1 position)

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Location: Kisumu

Essential Qualifications

i Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Medical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory Sciences .i.e. Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, or Microbiology from a recognized institution;

ii Be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
if applicable, with a valid current practicing license

iii Proficiency in computer application;

iv At least one (1) year relevant work experience;

Job Description

The successful applicant will be part of molecular team including next generation sequencing. This includes work on novel multiple pathogen assays using real time PCR machines and sequencing platforms specifically Illumina NGS. S/he will work closely with the laboratory staff, data analysts, field workers, and the laboratory supervisor/management to effectively perform her/his duties. Her/his functions will be, but not be limited to the following:

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

i Perform nucleic acid extraction of various sample types and analyze the specimen by PCR

ii Work with quality assurance officer in development, implementation and continuous review of standard operating procedures

iii Support laboratory functions including but not limited to general cleaning of allocated workspace, preparing reagents etc

iv Carry out initial analysis of project data and liaise with supervisor on further analysis
v Organizing biological samples for appropriate storage and shipment

vi Monitor operational supplies and requirements and make timely requests through the laboratory supervisor

vii Comply with all policies and regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control in the Laboratory

viii Participate in Quality Assurance (QA) procedures and ensure that these procedures are followed, with respect to samples, reagents and equipment.

ix Maintaining good clinical laboratory practice when discharging assigned responsibility

x Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Key Skills and Competencies

i Planning kills

ii Communication and reporting skills

iii Interpersonal skills

iv Team player

Terms of Employment: A oneyear renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience

How to apply.

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

Must include a current CV with telephone number and email address and names of at least 2 referees.

Kindly attach your CV, signed cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and other relevant documents.
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website
http://www.kemri.go.ke/erecruitment ERecruitment Portal on or before 19th May 2022 latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI web site
http://www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST
IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacte
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https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers/

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