Lab Technologist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Vacancy: Laboratory Technologist – LINDA KIZAZI / VIROME Project

Objective of this Position: To assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations of the laboratory activities

Position Details

Work schedule: Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: UoN School of Medicine KNH, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Contract Duration: One year Contract.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations Procedures and Study Protocols. These procedures include, but not limited to sample/specimen reception, separation and archiving.
  • Participates in Quality Control and Quality Improvement for area of specialty and Lab indicators
  • Ensures that quality control data are within acceptable ranges before reporting patient results
  • Identifies out of range control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes
  • Conducts internal quality audit regularly and initiates corrective and preventive actions
  • Responsible for accurately completing records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures
  • Develops laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manuals
  • Maintains a high level of competence in GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operating procedures
  • Keeps an adequate supply of working materials on hand and assist in the ordering of supplies
  • Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
  • Maintains laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
  • Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Desired Qualifications

  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or any other Biomedical related degree

Skills:

  • At least 6 months experience in a busy clinical research laboratory
  • Experience in conducting laboratory procedures for research studies and/or clinical trials and certified on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
  • Experience in laboratory audit processes
  • Must be reliable, self-motivated and self-driven
  • Must Have an aptitude for technical problem solving
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send to lindakizazikps@gmail.com; their CV with names of at least 2 referees, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include a daytime telephone contacts and email.

Closing date for applications is 11th October, 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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