Aga Khan University Research Assistant - Laboratory Jobs in Kenya

Aga Khan University Research Assistant - Laboratory Jobs in Kenya


Position Summary:

  • The research assistant will provide administrative support in data collection, data entry and other aspects of research to the study principal investigator and project team.

  • This role is based primarily at the health facilities but may include roles in the community.

  • The role includes shift work including nights, weekends and public holidays.

    Responsibilities

  • Sampling, collection, transport, processing, analysis of biological samples for research participants for PRECISE study and related studies

  • Under guidance from the laboratory specialist, contribute to quality control and quality improvement in the study laboratory and other clinical areas relevant to sample handling

  • Sample logging, data collection, data entry for all activities related to sample handling into relevant study database and health facility registers.

  • Create daily and monthly summary reports for activities as guided by the study coordinator

  • Communicate to families and community members about the study, as appropriate and as guided by the lab specialist and study coordinator

  • Regularly report any relevant events that affect the study to the laboratory specialist

  • Conduct all study activities in adherence to provided guidelines and protocols and with utmost confidentiality and ethical practice

  • Alongside health facility staff and as guided by the study laboratory specialist, contribute to routine sample handling processes at the health
    facility

  • Ensuring timely submission of all the required progress reports

    Requirements

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB)

  • Registration certificate and valid practicing license from KMLTTB

  • Basic Computer literacy and training in Microsoft Office.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

    Essential Experience –

  • Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili

  • Relevant experience working at a laboratory associated with a clinical or research facility

    Additional Experience -

  • One (1) year experience in a busy laboratory

  • Experience in public health facility settings

  • Experience in data entry and reporting using HMIS systems or study specific research databases or other electronic data collection systems within laboratory settings

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Aga Khan University Research Assistant - Laboratory Jobs in Kenya


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