Senior Laboratory Analyst – Thika/Nairobi at Kenya Medical Research (KEMRI) – May 2024

Senior Laboratory Analyst – Thika/Nairobi

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting the laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Clinical Research Centre Laboratory.
  • Responsible for assisting the Director in the design and implementation of the Quality management program.
  • Ensuring that the laboratory produces quality clinical results by directly participating in testing and supervising.
  • Responsible for supervising all the laboratory functions including but not limited to clinical laboratory SOP development and maintenance, proficiency testing, phlebotomy (policy and procedure).
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all clinical laboratory related issues, results, interpretation and logistics.
  • Responsible for developing and facilitating a good management structure within the laboratory.
  • Conducting protocol for specific laboratory tests & procedures
  • Writing and implementing an analytical laboratory plan for newly implemented research and/or clinical studies
  • Management of overall in charge of shipments- by obtaining permission from ERC & MOH and Liaises with couriers and Seattle for shipment of samples.
  • Liaising with Clinic on matters related to the study and promoting Lab – Clinic interface.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the laboratory.
  • Oversee annual review of lab SOPs & initiate updates as needed; collect signatures and maintain inventory of archived documents.
  • Managing the QA program including EQA and IQC.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of the laboratory equipment.
  • Maintaining laboratory records, data management and good documentation practices.
  • Preparing duty Rota and ensures all sections are adequately covered.
  • Conducting lab staff performance and appraisals, orientation and training new employees on Human subject, GCP.
  • Supervising laboratory technologists in the collection, processing and storage of samples.
  • Ensures adherence to study protocols and proper handling of bio-hazardous materials.
  • Coordinating collaborations with other laboratories
  • Serves as liaison to internal and external investigators and collaborators.
  • Ensures on-going integrity of laboratory samples by overseeing all handling and repository projects while assuring accurate documentation and adherence to protocols and to timelines.
  • Advising the laboratory director on technical issues within the laboratory.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related discipline.
  • A Masters’ Degree in a Science related field.
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in management position
  • Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research and/or clinical trials.
  • Experience in usage of Laboratory information Management systems (LIMS)
  • Must possess a scientific imagination commensurate with the independent execution of research projects
  • Trained on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
  • Experience in laboratory audit processes
  • Must have an aptitude for technical problem solving
  • Ability to effectively supervise laboratory staff, interns and students on attachment in the laboratory.
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Knowledge of basic word processing and basic statistical skills of analyzing laboratory data and evaluation of quality control laboratory data

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