Principal Laboratory Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Principal Laboratory Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the above vacant position within her approved staff establishment.

    Job Description

  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

  • KMFRI's mandate is to undertake research in "marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography", in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

  • The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Coordinating specialized laboratory units;

  • Implementing the standard operating procedures in specialized laboratories;

  • Validating new analytical techniques and kits;

  • Preparing workplans for the department;

  • Requisitioning laboratory consumables;

  • Undertaking data analysis;

  • Preparing, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;

  • Carrying out analytical work;

  • Supervising safe laboratory waste disposal;

  • Preparing laboratory manuals and quality specifications;

  • Formulating technical laboratory standards;

  • Coordinating provision of laboratory services in a number of units/sections;

  • Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

  • Recording of experimental data;

  • Keeping laboratory records;

  • Carrying out routine calibration and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment;

  • Ensuring laboratory safety;

  • Guiding junior laboratory personnel.

    Requirements for Appointment/Person Specification

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience, three (3) of which must be in the position of Senior Laboratory Analyst or its equivalent in the public or private sector;

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C plus (C+) or equivalent;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Applied Biology, Food technology, Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, from a recognized institution;

  • A Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Analytical skills;

  • Strong communication and reporting skills;

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;

  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills; and

  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills.

    How to Apply

  • Submit Hard copies of your CV, testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and completed Application Form to:

    The Director General,
    Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
    P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
    Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
    Mombasa, KENYA

  • And a soft copy to
    Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.

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