Kenya Wildlife Service Wet Lab Analyst Molecular Biologist Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Service Wet Lab Analyst Molecular Biologist Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

  • Reporting to Molecular Biologist I, the overall responsibility will be to use DNA to carry out forensic identification of wildlife exhibit submitted by law enforcement officers, prepare and present forensic analysis reports which may be used for prosecution of wildlife crime and also responsible for the quality control and management of the wet lab.

    Responsibilities

  • Identifying genetic forensic of wildlife exhibit submitted by law enforcement officers.

  • Preparing of timely and accurate forensic analysis reports which may be used for prosecution in wildlife crime.

  • Inputting work plans and budgets.

  • Implementing the quality assurance program.

  • Attending court cases to present forensic evidence and giving expert testimony.

  • Implementing laboratory SOPS.

  • Analyzing forensic exhibits submitted by law enforcement officers.

  • Maintaining chemical inventory within the section as well as maintain MSDS binder.

  • Disposing of any chemical/biological waste.

  • Completing safety survey on a semi-annual basis.

  • Insuring incident reports are completed and returned when an accident occurs.

  • Providing safety orientation for new employees and manage the overall safety of the forensic laboratory section.

    Qualifications

  • BSc in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Biotechnology or any other relevant Biomedical Science degree

  • Quality laboratory Management Certification

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in an established molecular biology laboratory

  • Computer literate with proficiency in different statistical software will be an added advantage

    How To Apply

  • Interested and suitably qualified individuals should download the KWS Application for Employment Form on the website, fill and forward the same enclosing copies of
    their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of two (2) referees to the address below not later than Monday 16th March, 2020 at 4.30pm.

    Director General

    Kenya Wildlife Service

    P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Email: recruitment@kws.go.ke

  • Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

  • Police Clearance Certificate.

  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.

  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).

  • Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.

  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

  • KWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action.

  • In this regard, youth, women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.

  • Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation/details as sought for will not be considered.

  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

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