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Laboratory Technologist At Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI Nairobi

2020-11-18 08:03:58
Laboratory Technologist at Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI Nairobi
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.

No of Positions: 3

KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-007-11-2020

Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator
Locations: Suba/Rongo
Duration: 7 Months
Qualifications:

BSc/Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from KMTC or recognized training institution
Registered member of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

Duties and Responsibilities

Performing study specific assays, viral loads, UECs, CBC, CD4 count Malaria tests, Blood sugar, microscopy etc
Sample collection and handling: DBS for viral sequencing(VS) and pharmacokinetics (PK), Phlebotomy whole blood for viral load analysis and Infant DBS for Early Infant HIV Diagnosis, Hair samples preparation... and storage etc
Performing maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipment’s
Ensuring appropriate Laboratory Waste segregation and management
Accurate reporting of lab results within acceptable turnaround time.
Perform laboratory ART assays as per the study protocol
Must participate in EQA Proficiency testing scheme
Ensures adequate quality assurance measures with respect to reagents, equipment, and samples are observed
Safe maintenance of accurate laboratory documents and Logs
Work professionally and observe relevant ethical standards, competence, accountability and integrity
Generate daily summary reports in real time
Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory coordinator

Other required skills:

Trained on Good clinical and laboratory practice (GCLP)
Previous experience in a busy HIV laboratory
Experience in rapid antibody HIV testing and counselling skills
Experience in community work
Experience in viral load sample collection and management
Laboratory Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
Knowledge of commodity management
Experience in Rapid Diagnostic Test for Malaria, and Blood sugar
Ability to work extra hours and in hard to reach rural communities in Homabay and Migori Counties
Enthusiasm for community-based development work.
Natural ability to multitask, innovative, and work with others as a team to achieve objectives and resolve challenges
Any other duty as assigned by the laboratory Coordinator
Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage
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