Laboratory Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya
Laboratory Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya The Kenya Paediatric Studies research group seeks a motivated individual to oversee laboratory operations for a portfolio of ongoing scientific projects.
Objective of this Position
The laboratory manager will be responsible for the management of laboratory operations and coordination of laboratory activities to support several research studies.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Assist the Laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Paediatrics Laboratory
Supervise all laboratory functions and staff, including but not limited to development of standard operating procedures (SOPs), equipment repair and maintenance, staff hire and training, and laboratory tests
Serve as the primary point of contact for all laboratory-related issues, results interpretation and dissemination, supplies ordering, international shipments, and other logistics
Prepare laboratory staffing schedules and ensure laboratory staff adhere to project SOPs and timelines
Attend regular meetings with research staff at the study clinics to address lab-related matters and promote positive lab-clinic relationships
Assist the Laboratory Director in the design and implementation of quality management procedures
Ensure the laboratory produces quality results by supervising and directly participating in sample testing procedures and by managing the quality assurance program including both internal quality control and external quality assurance
Oversee sample handling, processing, and inventorying to ensure ongoing integrity of samples for both ongoing and repository research projects
Conduct protocol for specific laboratory tests and procedures
Develop and facilitate a good management structure within the laboratory
Direct international shipments of laboratory samples to the United States and Canada through liaison with a courier company and local and international research collaborators
Assist research study staff with the preparation and submission of documents to ethics and research committees as required for implementation of lab-related research procedures and initiation of international shipments
Coordinate all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the laboratory
Ensure all laboratory staff are compliant with principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and protect the privacy and confidentiality of study participant data
Maintain inventory of laboratory documents and records, including but not limited to SOPs and test results
Oversee annual review of laboratory SOPs and initiate updates as needed
Write and implement an analytical laboratory plan for newly implemented research studies
Coordinate collaborations with other laboratories
Possess a Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related discipline
At least 5 years of experience in a busy clinical or research laboratory
At least 3 years of experience in a management position
Knowledge and Skills
Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research
Experience in usage of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
Experience with independent execution of research projects and laboratory testing
Trained on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
Experience in laboratory audit processes
Aptitude for technical problem solving
Ability to effectively supervise laboratory staff, interns, and students on attachment in the laboratory
Good communication and management skills
Knowledge of basic word processing and basic statistical skills of analysing laboratory data
Ability to evaluate laboratory data for quality control purposes
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send the following to
email@example.com accompanied by their daytime telephone contacts and preferred email address:
CV with names of at least two referees
Cover letter explaining why they are the best candidate for the position and expected salary
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 6th February 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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