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Vacancy: CGHR 94/07/19

Project description

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has two vacancies for Laboratory Technologists.

Position: Laboratory Technologist MR 7 (2 positions)

Location: Kisian

Reporting to: Assistant Research Officer/Principal Investigator.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in applied biology or related subject from a recognized institution.
  • Two years’ experience in both field and laboratory research setting.
  • Experience with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or field entomology on mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti, will be added advantage.
  • Experience with data entry.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare human blood samples for testing for presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses using real-time PCR in a research laboratory.
  • Participate in the management of project laboratory equipment
  • Make requisition for and control use of field supplies.
  • Be responsible for sample collection of Aedes aegypti eggs, larvae, pupae and adults at targeted places by assigned entomology team.
  • Rear Aedes aegypti in the insectaries.
  • Perform morphological identification of mosquitoes.

Terms of Employment

One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

How To Apply

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number).
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers.
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts.

Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O. Box 1578-40100 Kisumu not later than August 13, 2019.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted