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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 25, 2021
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    Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Laboratory Analyst

    The Diagnostic and Laboratory Systems Program within the Division of Global Health Protection is seeking applications from energetic, motivated and innovative candidates to become part of the molecular section within the DSLP laboratory. The successful applicant will be in charge of all
    molecular section activities and also take lead in Next generation sequencing in the laboratory.

    No of Position: 4 position
    Reports to: Laboratory Manager
    LOCATION : Nairobi and Kisumu

    Job Specifications
    The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

    • Receiving and scrutinizing laboratory requisition forms/specimens;
    • Preparing clients for collection of specimens;
    • Receiving/collecting, labeling and registering patients specimens;
    • Preparing laboratory reagents;
    • Examining specimens;
    • Maintaining equipment and reagents;
    • Supervising the disinfection, washing and sterilization of apparatus;
    • Writing and recording results;
    • Processing the specimen according to the specified Standard Operating Procedures
      (SOP); and
    • Disinfecting, washing and sterilizing laboratory apparatus;

    Person Specification
    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

    • At Least eight (8) years relevant work experience;
    • Diploma in any of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

    OR

    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields;
    • Medical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Technology or Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) where applicable; or any other recognized regulatory body;
    •  Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists where applicable; and
    • Proficiency in computer application;
    • Demonstrated work performance and results; and
    • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key Skills and Competencies

    •  Analytical Skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team player

    Terms of Employment: A one-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the referees
    • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
    • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

    Method of Application

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

    • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
    • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
    • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

    A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 25th February, 2021.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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