Laboratory Technologist Job in Kenya

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Laboratory Technologist Job in Kenya

Position: Laboratory Technologist (1 Position) K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-15-02-2023

Reports to:      Laboratory Manager

Location:          Kisumu

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period


  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory, biomedical laboratory or biochemical laboratory.
  • Extensive and recent hands-on experience on running HIV-1, Pregnancy testing, CD4 count, PCR, HIV ELISA assays and medical sample shipment.
  • Must have Good Clinical laboratory Practice training and/or CITI training.


  • At least two (2) experience is an added advantage
  • Must be registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
  • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training

Qualities Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive organization skills
  • Ability to work in a clinically busy, resource-challenged and demanding environment
  • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Keen and attentive to detail
  • Ability to communicate lab results, write reports and trouble shoot lab equipment related challenges
  • Proactive, ability to work independently, interact well with other departments
  • Familiarity with a multi- department clinical lab setting

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurate and timely performing of Study specific assays
  • Nasal Swab collection of participants
  • Ensuring custody of participant specimens and storage/archival
  • Appropriate reporting of any abnormal lab result
  • Ensure maintenance and troubleshooting on all lab equipment and report to the supervisor
  • Running and logging of specimen controls as per the set SOP.
  • Ensuring Laboratory Waste segregation and management.
  • Developing and updating laboratory inventory.
  • Developing and continuous review of standard operating procedures in keeping with the protocol for the laboratory, and all lab related documents and manuals.
  • Ensure compliance with all the SOPs and respective specimen flow charts
  • Projection on consumables and reagents, and re-ordering whenever due and ensuring custody.
  • Participate and pass all required proficiency testing
  • Participate in timely enrolment of all EQAs required
  • Participate in supervised sample shipment procedures
  • Knowledgeable in Biological samples transportation
  • Updating and carrying out quality assurance of the lab specimen data base
  • GCLP compliant
  • Receive, download, and post/report all external lab results/reports
  • Transcription of all lab results and communication of the same as per the lab results communication by SOP
  • QA/QC point persons at the lab level

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  2. Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
  3. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than February 28, 2023.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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