Amref Health Africa Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Main purpose of the job

  • This is an entry-level position into a research career, and requires strong intellectual capability, resilience, and ability to work under significant pressure within a public institution.

  • The Assistant Research Officer will provide technical support to SARS-CoV-2 serology testing.

  • **Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Support validation of SARS-CoV-2 ELISA testing protocols and platforms

    • Perform SARS-CoV-2 ELISA tests necessary to support the serosurvey study

    • Record test results in an organized and timely manner, and write summary reports

    • Document all problems encountered with samples and equipment,take necessary immediate
    action, and forward them for further action

    • Observe GCP/GCLP to ensure quality work is attained

    • Ensure adequate stocks of reagents and other consumables are available, and track usage

    • Maintain laboratory QC/QA in the performance of assigned duties

    • Perform HIV viral load laboratory tests necessary to support diagnosis and patient monitoring on Roche c8800, Abbott M2000 platforms, Panther and related platforms

    • Facilitate PT testing and other EQA schemes as recommended by the quality assurance officer

    • Support KEMRI Kisumu HIV-research laboratory in maintaining ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for
    medical laboratories

    • Ensure proper operational procedures, laboratory safety precautions and waste management procedures are maintained and adhered to in the laboratory

    Required qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (Degree in Medical Laboratory Science would be an added advantage).

    • Must have trained in
    ISO 15189 QMS implementation

    • Must have completed GCP/GCLP training

    • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

    Desired experience, skills and competencies:

    • A minimum of two years’ working experience in a busy molecular diagnostics laboratory;

    • Experience carrying out serological tests, PCR testing for HIV Diagnosis or Viral Load testing;

    • Experience in supporting surveillance or clinical trial studies;

    • Ability to work independently under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written);

    • ICT proficient including analytical programmes and database applications

    • Excellent analytical skills, Critical thinking, presentation and problem solving skills;

    • Innovative with a high degree of self-drive

    • Excellent organizational skills

    • Pleasant personality, flexibility, team player, ability to solve problems, work with minimal supervision

    • Laboratory data and inventory management

    • Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref Health Africa Assistant Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

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