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KEMRI Laboratory Equipment Assistant Job Vacancy (KShs 24,514)

Reference Number: LEA-9-10
Category: Laboratory and Medical Technology
Salary: Ksh 24,514/-
Grade: 2.1
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya
The post holder will be involved in routine care, maintenance and calibration (where appropriate) of laboratory equipment.
Contract Duration: 1 (one) Year in the first instance
Reporting Lines: Reports to the Research Laboratory Manager
Key Responsibilities:
·         Routine care, maintenance and calibration (where appropriate) of laboratory equipment including; Freezers, fridges, incubators, pH meters, balances, microscopes, water purifiers, automatic pipettes etc
·         Management and handling of laboratory gases including Liquid Nitrogen
·         Assisting in the coordination of all equipment inventory, essential spares stocks and maintenance contracts.
·         In liaison with maintenance department, perform first-line diagnostics and trouble shooting of faulty equipment.
Essential Requirements:
·         Certificate in Med Laboratory Sciences or Biomedical Engineering.
·         Experience of maintaining medical laboratory equipment, preferably in a research environment.
·         Good computer skills, particularly MS Excel, word, email and the internet
·         Familiarity with international health and safety practices
·         Good communication skills.
Application Procedure:
Visit the KEMRI Wellcome Trust careers page here to register and apply online for this vacancy
Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
The application closing date is 8th October 2010, 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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