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.

Skills

  • 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 lindakizazijobs@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications is 15th November 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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