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Opening date: April 29, 2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/278/04/22
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI/CGHR) has a mandate to conduct research in Malaria, HIV and other diseases. It is in this mandate that the program has the following vacancies in the LBBS study within the HIV Implementation Science & Systems, and HIV–Research Division.
Position: Laboratory Technologist J/G KMR 8 (2 position)
Reports to: Study Coordinator
The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
i Perform fingerpick and Venipuncture sample collection
ii Perform HIV rapid testing
iii Ensure adequate stock of reagents and other consumables are available and track usage
iv Maintain laboratory QC/QA in the performance of assigned duties
v Record test results obtained in an organized and timely manner and write summary reports
vi Document all problems encountered with samples/equipment and forward them for action
vii Observe at all times GCP/GCLP to ensure quality work is attained
viii Facilitate PT testing and other EQA schemes as recommended by the quality assurance officer
ix Support validation of new HIV testing protocols or platforms
x Contributing to program monitoring and evaluation
xi Support the laboratory in achieving and maintaining ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for medical laboratories
xii Ensure proper operational procedures and laboratory safety precautions are maintained and adhered to in the laboratory required qualifications
xiii. Willing to live and work in Gem (study site)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:–
1. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science
2. Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists
3. Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists where applicable
4. Proficiency in computer application
5. Minimum laboratory experience of one (1) year in a busy laboratory
6. Pleasant personality, flexibility, team player, ability to solve problems, work with minimal supervision
Key Skills and Competencies
7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
8. Excellent analytical skills, presentation and problem–solving skills.
9. Excellent organizational skills.
10. Excellent communication skills
Terms of Employment: A fixed term contract for 6 months as per KEMRI scheme of service.
Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience
How To Apply
Applications MUST include the following:
Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e–mail address
Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website http://www.kemri.go.ke/e–recruitment – E–Recruitment 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 short–listed candidates will be considered.