Assistant Laboratory Technologist

Date Posted: Aug. 16, 2021, 4:52 p.m.

Job Description

Vacancy No: CGHR/204/07/21

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Kenya Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI/CGHR) has a mandate to conduct research in Malaria, HIV and other diseases. It is in this mandate that the program has a vacancy in the WHO evaluation study within the HIV–Research Division.

J/G KMR 8 (3 Position)

Reports to: Study Coordinator

This is the entry and training grade for diploma holders in this cadre. An officer at this grade will work under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Officer.


Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

Receiving/collecting, recording of specimens according to applicable protocol SOP;

Preparing reagents

Processing and analyses of specimen;

Recording and reporting of results in a specified format;

Dispatching the results for clinical/Research management;

Routine and daily maintenance of laboratory equipment;

Ensuring adherence to bio safety and bio security guidelines;

Taking part in preparation of Standards Operations Procedures (SOPs)


Person Specification

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

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) or any other recognized regulatory body;

Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists

Proficiency in computer application;

Certificate in GCP/GCLP

Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


Key Skills and Competencies

Communication skill

Interpersonal skills

Team player


Terms of Employment: A fixed term contract for 3 months as per KEMRI scheme of service.

Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience


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