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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
  • 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 Technologist

    Project Description:

    PREV_PKDL project is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the University of York, United Kingdom. The project aims  to  characterize  host  immune  response  and  parasite  related  factors  underlying Leishmaniasis  disease  development.  The  project  is  seeking  to  hire  a  Laboratory Technologist.Position:  


    Reportingto:  Principal Investigator

    Location: Centre for Clinical Research,KimalelHealth Centre,Baringo County

    Job Specifications:

    The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

    • Receiving/collecting, recording of specimens; Processing and analysis of routine clinical laboratory tests;
    • Preparing reagents for both clinical and research laboratory procedures; Prompt recording and reporting of results; Dispatching the results for clinical/Research management; Routine and daily maintenance of laboratory equipment; Ensuring adherence to biosafety and biosecurity guidelines;
    • Taking part in preparation of Standards Operations Procedures (SOPs).
    • Serological and parasitological diagnosis of Leishmaniasis.

    Person Minimum Specifications and requirements:

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

    • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, froma recognized institution;
    • Registration  Certificate  issued  by  the  Kenya  Medical  Laboratory  Technicians  and Technologists Board (KMLTTB);
    • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists
    • Proficiency in computer application; andFulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Experience in diagnosis of Kala Azar is an added advantage.

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team player
    • Time management and planning skills
    • Proficiency in the use of computers for:
    • WordE-mail/Internet
    • Spreadsheets
    • Data-bases

    Terms of employment:

    One-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation periodfor the first 3months.

    The position is full time based at the Centre for Clinical Research,KimalelHealth Centre, Baringo County.

    Preferred start date: 1st April,2021

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged via email to, no later than 22ndMarch, 2021

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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