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KEMRI Jobs: Laboratory Repository Manager

Ref: No. LRM05/2010 Category:- Research, Science & Biotech
Location:- Kilifi Country:- Kenya
Organization Name:- Kemri-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Department: Labs
Summary: The main job purpose is to plan and coordinate the implementation of a new laboratory repository system utilizing MySQL based (“Labcollector”) LIMS architecture, ensuring all processes are client friendly, robust, stable, easily maintained, scalable and future proofed.
Grade: 4.8 – 5.15
Salary: KSh.73, 706 – 146, 659 (Dependent on qualification and experience)
Job Purpose: The main job purpose is to plan and coordinate the implementation of a new laboratory repository system utilizing MySQL based (“Labcollector”) LIMS architecture, ensuring all processes are client friendly, robust, stable, easily maintained, scalable and future proofed.
Reporting Lines: The post holder will report to the Head of Laboratory Services, East Africa
Key Responsibilities:
The post holder will:

  • In close collaboration with Centre IT specialists and senior laboratory management, develop and implement a strategic plan to upgrade the Centre’s existing Biological Specimen Repository processes using LABCOLLECTOR LIMS software.
  • Develop well defined procedures to log new samples and link data, and to manage retrieval and re-entry processes.
  • Plan and coordinate all new study/project sample storage requests in close liaison with researchers.
  • Produce maintenance plans for the repository with appropriate auditable Quality Systems incorporated that comply with international regulatory standards.
  • Future proofing – ensure long-term scalability to a larger network of studies and users
  • Produce clear and complete documentation of all procedures and processes.
  • Plan and perform user inductions and regular update trainings.
  • Incorporate appropriate biological and data security measures and restriction policies
  • Ensure all plans and procedures are incorporated in to a long term BCP
  • Advance plan for future physical and software expansions as required
  • Roll-out the system to other areas of the Centre, and other sites throughout the E.  African region as required.
Essential Criteria:
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in library and information science, records/archive management or areas related to information management. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be considered.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in modern archive management, record keeping, curation or repository coordination, library, or information management functions of which a minimum of two (2) years should be in electronic records management.
  • Experience in project management including supervision or people management.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organisational,  documentation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with database management systems including querying
Desirable:
  • An interest in medical research
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Diploma in project management
  • Experience working with MySQL
  • Experience of working in accordance with international regulatory standards
  • Experience of working in an international organization
Application Procedure:
Visit the KEMRI Careers website here to make an online application. DO NOT send a separate CV
Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
The application closing date is 18th June 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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