Kenya Medical Research Institute Laboratory Technologists - KEN SHE Study Jobs

Kenya Medical Research Institute Laboratory Technologists - KEN SHE Study Jobs

  • Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    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.

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory, biomedical laboratory or biochemical laboratory added

  • 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.

  • Must be registered with KMLTTB with a valid Practicing Certificate.


  • At least two (2) years Clinical research experience in a busy research laboratory setting.

    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

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Medical Research Institute Laboratory Technologists - KEN SHE Study Jobs

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