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BioBank Manager Job in Kilifi Kenya

BioBank Manager

Reference Number:BBM-08-12
Category: Statistics and Data Management
Grade: 7.1
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya

Summary: To plan and coordinate the implementation of a new laboratory repository system utilizing MySQL based LIMS architecture, ensuring all processes are client friendly, robust, stable, easily maintained, scalable and future proofed.

Reporting Lines: Reports to the Head of Laboratory Services.

Key Responsibilities:

The position holder will:
  • In close collaboration with Centre’s IT staff, scientists and senior laboratory management, develop and implement a strategic plan to upgrade the Centre’s existing Biological Specimen Repository processes using LIMS software.
  • Develop well defined procedures to log new samples and link data, and to manage retrieval and re-entry processes.
  • Carry out systems analysis and functional requirements
  • Build workflows and business rules for the LIMS
  • Plan and coordinate all new study/project sample storage requests in 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 (business continuity plan)
  • Put in place mid and long term plans and projections for future anticipated physical and software expansions.
  • Roll-out the system to other areas of the Centre, and other sites throughout the East African region as required.
  • Continually comply with all laid down QMS guidelines/ standards/ SOPs and comply with all health and safety guidelines relevant to area of work
Skills and Competence:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Library and Information Science, Records/Archive Management or areas related to information management and/or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and qualifying experience
  • 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.
  • Experience with database management systems including querying
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications
  • Strong supervisory and people management skills
  • Strong planning, coordinating, organizational and follow through ability
  • Ability to follow laid down processes and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Application Procedure:

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All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 16th August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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