Laboratory Technologist Jobs at Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Forestry Research Institute

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in collecting, receiving, preparing, managing and safely disposing of samples and specimens;
  • Participating in planning and evaluating laboratory services;
  • Preparing and standardizing laboratory reagents and culture media for laboratory analysis and research activities;
  • Assisting in maintaining and preserving specimens in a reference database;
  • Assisting in carrying out analytical work and record results;
  • Setting up experimental plots and record field experimental data;
  • Keeping and maintaining laboratory records;
  • Carrying out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment;
  • Cleaning laboratory apparatus, equipment and surface;
  • Undertaking and keep inventory of laboratory equipment, chemicals and reagents;
  • Training and supervising students on attachment and staff in the unit;
  • Carrying out demonstrations for clients and visitors;
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the laboratory; and
  • Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade “C-” (C Minus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Applied Biology or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognised institution.

Method of Application

Interested applicants MUST adhere to the application instructions provided below:

  • The applicants MUST submit their information online through filing of the form provided in the link below:
  • The applicants MUST also send their hard copy applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card.
  • They MUST also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the Director KEFRI not later than 5 pm on Monday, 18th December 2023.

Envelopes containing the hard copy applications should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to: –

The Director/CEO,

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),

P.O. BOX 20412-00200,

City Square, NAIROBI.

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