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Position :   L a b o r a tory   A n a l y s t   J/G   K M R 6   (1 position )
Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Location:   Kisumu

Job Description
The successful applicant will be part of a molecular team including next-generation sequencing. This includes work on novel multiple pathogen assays using real-time PCR   machines and sequencing platforms  specifically Illumina NGS. S/he will work closely with the laboratory staff, data analysts, field workers,  and the laboratory supervisor/management to effectively perform her/his duties. Her/his functions will be,  but not   be limited to the following:


Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform nucleic acid extraction of various sample types and analyze the specimen by PCR
  • Work with quality assurance officer in the development, implementation, and continuous review   of  standard   o perating procedures
  •   S upport laboratory functions including but not limited to general   cleaning   of allocated workspace,  preparing reagents, etc
  •   Carry out an initial analysis of   project   data and liaise with   supervisor   on further analysis
  •   Organizing biological   samples for appropriate storage and shipment
  • Monitor operational supplies and requirements and make timely requests through the laboratory supervisor
  • Comply with all policies and regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control in the Labo ratory
  • Participate in Quality Assurance (QA) procedures and ensure that these procedures are followed, with respect to samples, reagents and equipment.
  • Maintaining good clinical laboratory practice when discharging assigned responsibility
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the  immediate supervisor

Essential Qualifications

  • B a ch e lor’s   D e g r e e   in   a ny   of   t he   follo w i n g   f ie lds;   Medic a l   L a b o ra t o r y   Sci e nc e s .i.e. Biomedic a l   S ci e nc es ,   Bioch e mi s t ry,   or   Micr o bi o lo g y   f r om a r e c o gni z e d   in s t itu t ion;
  • B e registered by   t he   K e n ya   Medic a l   L a b o r a t o r y   T e chn i ci a ns   a nd   T e chnolo g i s t s   B oa rd   ( K MLT T B)
    if applicable , with a valid current practicing license
  • Pr o f i ci e ncy in c o mpu t e r ap p lic a t io n ;
    iv   At le a s t   one (1) y e a r   re l e v a nt   w o rk e x peri e n c e ;

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning kills
  •   Communication and reporting skills
  •   Interpersonal skills
  • Team player

Terms of Employment :   A   one year   renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a  probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration :   Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and  experience


How to a pply .

All applicants must meet eac h selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

Must include a current CV   with telephone number and e mail address and   names of at least 2 referees.

Kindly attach your CV, signed cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional 
certif icates, testimonials, and other relevant documents.
All the applications are to be done through   KEMRI Website
  http://www.kemri.go.ke/e recruitment   – E-Recruitment  Portal   on or before   1 9 th   Ma y   2022   latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI website
  http://www.kemri.go.ke   for more details on the advertisement.