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Laboratory Technologist at KEMRI Wellcome Trust

Laboratory Technologist at KEMRI Wellcome Trust

9 October, 2019

To provide technical support to research teams in the setup of laboratory experiments, analysis of samples/data and recording of applied processes and procedures in order to meet clinical research objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct experiments, interpret and document results through the use of routine and basic laboratory procedures involving manual techniques or use of laboratory instruments.
  • Standardise, calibrate and carry out preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting on laboratory equipment and instrument.
  • Receive samples and ensure that relevant support documentation is provided and process in line with relevant QC guidelines; document sample and process information.
  • Liaise with Nurses, clinicians, health care workers and public in order to ensure that relevant samples are taken/ provided, resolve discrepancies and to communicate results in line with laid down procedures.
  • Participate in various QAQC, EQA, IQC and regulatory agency activities within the assigned section, including developing and documenting QC monitors.
  • Provide technical advice to researchers in the design of experiments.
  • Set up laboratory equipment and experiments and guide researchers on use of laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare and collate results, update relevant databases and prepare reports as may be required.
  • Monitor lab resources and inform relevant staff on the replenishment.
  • Manage and dispose of waste in line with laid down guidelines including segregation and use of specified waste disposal facilities.
  • Continually comply with all laid down QMS guidelines/ standards/ SOPs and comply with all health and safety guidelines.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • A Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GCLPs and regulatory/ accreditation agency requirements.
  • Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Competencies

  • Strong analytical and follow through ability; attentive to detail.
  • Ability to follow laid down processes and procedures.
  • Confidentiality and integrity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

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