Laboratory Technologist Urgent Jobs in Kenya

Laboratory Technologist Urgent Jobs in Kenya

  • The study “Enhancing integrated delivery of PrEP within antenatal care with STI testing and expedited partner treatment”, (POC-STI) has a broad aim to optimize PrEP delivery for pregnant women, a target population for HIV prevention, and provide Xpert® CT/NG testing/EPT model applicable to broader populations.

  • The PrEP Implementation for Mothers in Antenatal Care Extension Study (PrIMA-X) aims to provide comprehensive, long-term outcome data, with precise exposure quantification in the largest PrEP in pregnancy evaluation to date.

  • We are looking to hire laboratory technologists for our research team based in Kisumu, Siaya and Homabay counties.

  • We are committed to excellence in our research, and to working with vulnerable populations with the utmost respect and care.

  • We require all team members to provide ethical and respectful services to vulnerable, key populations, and to maintain flexible hours in order to interface effectively with international partners.

  • The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for handling and processing of study samples on daily basis, testing of samples and follow-up of lab results.

  • The technician will strictly follow the laboratory SOPs and maintain laboratory results database and sample inventory.

  • S/he will be report to the Project Director and Principal Investigator.

  • S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and for long hours when necessary.

    Responsibilities will include

  • Carry out routine and specialized laboratory procedures, testing for CT and NG infections.

  • Collecting, receiving, labelling, analyzing and or storing samples using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
    Collecting, receiving, storing, preparing and/or testing samples.

  • Performing isolations cryopreservation and archiving samples.

  • Ensure laboratory results are entered accurately and in a timely manner on the report forms and into the database and facilitate retrieval of hard copies of data as requested by principle

  • Investigators, Co-investigator and clinic staff.

  • Prepare samples for storage and shipping
    as needed.

  • Maintaining, calibrating, cleaning and testing sterility of equipment.

  • Ordering and maintaining stock resources in the laboratory inventories.

  • Archiving of samples into freezer works data base.

  • Facilitation of sample testing at KEMRI.

  • Attending and participating in study meetings.

  • Prepare, revise and operate within standard operating procedures.

  • Writing reviews and summary reports as required.

    Mandatory Qualifications

  • Diploma /higher diploma or degree in Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution of higher education.

  • BSc Biological Sciences will be an added advantage.

  • Valid KMLTTB practicing license

  • At least one-year health research experience

  • 1 Year experience working in Medical Laboratory work

  • Certificate in Computer training (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    Desirable qualities, skills and abilities

  • Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact productively with other team members

  • Experience with the GeneXpert® platform will be added advantage

  • Experience in Good Laboratory practice (GLCP) would be an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • Detailed CV with 2 referees indicating their telephone contacts and e-mail contacts

  • Valid KMLTTB practicing license

  • Only Relevant certificates and testimonials

  • If qualified for the above post, please send your application addressed to the Principal Investigator, PrIMA- X/POC-STI Study and your CV to the email

  • All applications are due not later than 27th August 2020 at 2.00 P.M.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • The position needs to be filled immediately after the interviews.

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