Assistant Research Officer Job in Kenya - EDD

Assistant Research Officer - EDD


This role is responsible for provision of technical support to the Human Genetics Factors (HGF) research group, who will be responsible for setting up of laboratory experiments, analysis of samples/data and recording of applied processes and procedures to meet research objectives. Additional roles include data analysis, reporting, preparation of presentations and publications for dissemination.


Reports to:

  • Principal Investigator

Direct Reports:

  • Any interns as assigned by Principal Investigator

Financial Responsibility:

  • Responsible for HGF lab orders

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct experiments, including flow cytometry, immunological, and molecular work.
  • Interpret and document results for laboratory assays.
  • Provide technical support and advice to researchers in the design of experiments.
  • Standardize, calibrate, and carry out preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Prepare and collate results, update relevant databases, and communicate results according to laid down procedures.
  • Development, review, and redaction of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Sample management: Receipt, sorting, inventory, and biobanking
  • Support compliance to applicable laboratory regulations (GCP and GCLP), QA/QC, in-house safety, and health standards, and maintain all relevant documentation.
  • Support in the request, follow up, collection of laboratory supplies from central stores, and maintenance of an internal chemical and consumable inventory.
  •  Contribute to the development of scientific presentations, publications, and dissemination in internal and external forums.
  • Attend to any other duties assigned by PI or their designee


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences/ molecular biology/ biotechnology/ biochemistry or equivalent discipline
  • At least 1 year’ experience in biomedical research
  • Competency in conventional molecular biology assays (PCR, and qPCR)
  • Experience working with Enzyme linked Immuno-sorbent assays (ELISA) and immuno-haematology sample analysis.
  • Computer literacy: proficiency with MS office suite applications


  • Data analysis using STATA or R software


  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Teamwork and ability to work in diverse teams
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Good planning, organization and co-ordination skills

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