Laboratory Technologist Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Alupe Busia & Kisian
Proposed Start Date: May 2016

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV).

Position Summary:

  • Under the supervision of Laboratory Manager / Supervisor, the Laboratory Technologists will support the molecular and immunology work related to HIV including routine laboratory maintenance duties.

Laboratory Technologist Job Duties and Responsibilities in Kenya

  • Perform all aspects of HIV viral load/EID laboratory testing work necessary to support diagnosis and Patient monitoring on Roche CAP/CTM;
  • Abbott M2000 and Roche C8800 platforms
  • Perform all aspects of CD4 T-Lymphocyte cell count of HIV infected individuals blood using the BD FACS Calibur platform
  • Ensure adequate stock of reagents and other consumables are available and track usage
  • Maintain laboratory QC/QA in the performance of assigned duties
  • Record test results obtained in an organized and timely manner and write summary reports
  • Document all problems encountered with samples/equipment and forward them for action
  • Observe at all times GCP/GCLP to ensure quality work is attained
  • Facilitate PT testing and other EQA schemes as recommended by the quality assurance officer
  • Support validation of new HIV testing protocols or platforms
  • Contributing to program monitoring and evaluation
  • Support the laboratory in achieving and maintaining ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for medical laboratories
  • Ensure proper operational procedures and laboratory safety precautions are maintained and adhered to in the laboratory

Required Qualifications for Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Kenya

  • First Class Honors or an Upper Second Class Honors Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related courses.
  • Experience in carrying out basic PCR testing for HIV Diagnosis or Viral Load Testing, and CD4 enumeration technology.
  • Minimum laboratory experience of two (2) years in a busy laboratory dealing with molecular and immunology work related to HIV.
  • Understanding of molecular testing in relation to key HIV/TB tests.
  • Pleasant personality, flexibility, team player, ability to solve problems, work with minimal supervision.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent analytical skills, presentation and problem solving skills.
  • Innovative with a high degree of initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

How to apply
If you meet the above qualifications, you are requested to send your application and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by April 15, 2016.

Candidates are required to quote the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email.

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