17 Oct 2018

Kenya Medical Research Institute Job Vacancy : Laboratory Technologist

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A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:


To assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory activities

Responsibilities for the Laboratory Technologist Job

  • Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations
  • Procedures and Study Protocols
  • Performs laboratory quality assurance/ quality control practices
  • 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 prevention 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
  • Maintains high level of competence in GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
  • Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area
  • Keeps an adequate supply of working materials on hand
  • Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
  • Maintains laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
  • Develops laboratory standard operating procedures and manuals
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Laboratory Technologist Job Qualifications

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MUST be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory
  • Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research studies and/or clinical trials Trained 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 management skills

Terms of Employment

Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

How to Apply

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements

Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.

Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct

Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance

Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB

Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: [email protected] not later than 19th October, 2018

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