KEMRI Laboratory Analyst Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Laboratory Analyst Jobs in Kenya

  • 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.

    Essential Qualifications

  • 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;

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

  • Proficiency in computer application;

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Carry out initial analysis of project data and liaise with supervisor on further analysis.

  • Organizing biological samples for appropriate storage and shipment.

  • Monitor operational supplies and requirements and make timely requests through the laboratory

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

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

  • Maintaining good clinical laboratory practice when discharging assigned responsibility.

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

    Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning kills.

  • Communication and reporting skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Team player.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Laboratory Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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