Kephis Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Nairobi(3 Posts)

Laboratory Technologist (3 positions) –

Ref: VA/2/12/2018

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Identification of plants, seeds, pests, diseases and weeds.
  • Preparation of laboratory analysis reports and data.
  • Sampling and sample handling for quality analysis.
  • Undertake tissue culture activities
  • Maintenance of reference collections.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

Key Qualifications

  • Diploma in applied biology, plant pathology, entomology, biotechnology, molecular biology, seed technology or its equivalent from an institution recognized in Kenya.
  • Degree in relevant technical area is an added advantage
  • At least 1 year experience.
  • Experience on analysis using modern tools.
  • Ability to identify plants, seeds, pests, diseases and weeds.
  • Knowledgeable of basic equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Knowledge in tissue culture activities
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft office packages.
  • Data analysis and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a team with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with laboratory Quality Management system.
  • Compliance requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified individuals are required to apply online through KEPHIS website ( by 31st January, 2019.

Use only one method of application: online through the KEPHIS website.

KEPHIS is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from marginalized communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail their original and copy of application letter, Curriculum Vitae; duly filled employment application form, certified copies of the relevant certificates; national identity card; clearance certificates from KRA; HELB; EACC; Credit Reference Bureau and Kenya Police as per chapter six of the Constitution during the interview.

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