VIROME Project Laboratory Assistant Job in Kenya

Laboratory Assistant – VIROME Project

Objective of this Position: To provide support for clinical research activities for an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

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

Location: Mathare North Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist study staff with the preparation and storage of participant samples.
  • Communicate with transport drivers and/or the clinical assistant to receive participant samples that were collected at home and to send processed samples to the main laboratory.
  • Ensure samples are stored at the correct temperature after processing and are sent to the main laboratory for long-term storage.
  • Assist the Mathare North Health Centre laboratory with any other sample processing or testing activities as needed.
  • Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.
  • Attend meetings with the clinic manager and/or study coordinator to discuss research activities.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BSC Medical Lab, BSC Medical Microbiology, BSC bio Medical Sciences or related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working in a laboratory.
  • 2 years’ experience processing biological specimens for laboratory testing and/or storage, as well as managing sample transfer.
  • At least 1 years’ recent experience in phlebotomy related procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and accomplish tasks related to sample processing, storage, and transfer.
  • Strong organizational and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic.
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.
  • Responsive to communication with supervisors and team members.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following:

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include daytime telephone contacts and email.

Applications should be sent to this email

Closing date for applications is 15th November 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Biology Chemisty Sciences, Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: October 29, 2018 — 8:27 pm