Laboratory Technologist-KEMRI


Position Overview

This serves as the introductory and training level for individuals with diplomas in this field. An officer at this grade will operate under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Officer.

Job Details

The responsibilities at this stage encompass:

  • Receiving and collecting specimens
  • Processing and analyzing specimens
  • Preparing reagents
  • Recording and reporting results
  • Dispatching results for clinical or research management
  • Conducting routine maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Ensuring compliance with biosafety and biosecurity protocols
  • Contributing to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Candidate Requirements

To be eligible for this role, applicants should possess:

  • A diploma in fields such as Medical Laboratory Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology, or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • A Registration Certificate from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) or another recognized regulatory body if applicable
  • A valid practicing license from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists, where applicable
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal abilities
  • Capability to work collaboratively within a team

Application Process

To apply, please attach your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and other relevant documents.

All applications must be submitted through the KEMRI Website’s E-Recruitment Portal at by 5:00 p.m. (East African Time) on or before September 11th, 2023.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Higher Education Loans Board Compliance Certificate (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Credit Reference Bureau Report
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance

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