KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Kilifi Kenya

KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Kilifi Kenya

Reference Number:

  • LabTech-25102018

    Employment Type:

  • Full time


  • Clinical Healthcare and Research

    Job Grade:

  • 4.01


  • Kenya


  • Kilifi

    Job Purpose:

    To provide technical support to research teams in the setup of molecular laboratory experiments, analysis of samples/data and recording of applied processes and procedures.


    Reports to:

  • Lab Manager /Line Manager/Principal Investigator.

    Direct Reports:

  • None

    Indirect Reports:

  • None

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Nucleic acid extractions from various sample types such as blood, stool, CSF etc.
  • Processing TaqMan Array cards (TAC) for detection and identification of multiple pathogens
  • Analysis and interpretation of TAC PCR runs.
  • Prepare, interpret, transmit results to the relevant databases and prepare reports as may be required.
  • Conduct experiments, interpret and document results using routine and basic laboratory procedures involving molecular techniques and use of laboratory instruments.
  • Standardise, calibrate and carry out preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instrument.
  • Proper sample reception, processing, archiving, retrieval and documentation in line with LIMS and other relevant procedures
    Development and review of SOPs.
  • Participate in various QAQC, EQA, IQC and regulatory agency activities within the assigned section, including developing and documenting QC monitors.
  • Provide technical advice to researchers in the design of experiments.
  • Set up laboratory equipment and experiments and guide researchers on use of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare and collate results, update relevant databases and prepare reports as may be required.
  • Monitor lab resources and inform relevant staff on the replenishment.
  • Comply with laboratory health and safety procedures, proper waste management and disposal in line within institutional and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • A Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board with latest practice licence.
  • At least 1year experience in molecular diagnostics in a research laboratory Molecular techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GCLPs and regulatory/ accreditation agency requirements.
    Knowledge of laboratory
    Health and Safety practices.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications.


  • Understanding of various molecular diagnostic techniques including TAC man array / PCR.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and plan work to meet changing research needs.
  • Confidentiality and integrity
    Knowledge and understanding of GCLP and research ethics
  • Team work and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    How to apply

    Application Procedure:

  • To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: "Apply for this job" on our website online
  • All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.
  • Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews.
  • The application closing date is 8th November, 2018.
  • KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Kilifi Kenya

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