KEMRI Laboratory Technologists – Jobs in Kenya

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
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

Required Qualifications
Diploma in Medical Laboratory, biomedical laboratory or biochemical laboratory.

Experience
At least two (2) years Clinical research experience in a busy research laboratory
Setting 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.

Desirable Qualities
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
How to apply

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: hrrctp@kemri-rctp.org not later than 26th August, 2022

For more information and job application details, see;https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers//

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