NGO Health Related Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh70,000

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NGO Health Related Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh70,000

Reference Number: LSH-IAVI-2017

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Grade: 6

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya

Summary:

JOB PURPOSE:The IAVI-HIV clinical research laboratory supports ongoing HIV-1 vaccine feasibility studies in Mtwapa, including observational cohort studies of risk factors for HIV-1/STI acquisition, an acute HIV-1 infection study (Tambua Mapema Trial supported by the NIH), and will prepare for a Phase II HIV-1 vaccine study supported by Oxford (GREAT trial) in 2018 Research of both T-cell and B-cell immunology and viral diversity in volunteers with acute HIV infection will be done in collaboration with investigators within the research group. The post holder will manage the IAVI-HIV research laboratory.

REPORTING LINES

The post reports to the Principal Investigator

JOB DIMENSIONS

The position holder will be based in the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories and will also support the KEMRI clinic lab in Mtwapa

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and direct HIV/AIDS research laboratory activities, including programmatic work, prepare for HIV-1 phase II vaccine study, ensure enrolment in quality assurance programmes of various trials.
  • Contribute actively to HIV/AIDS, and STI epidemiology research protocols, with special emphasis on the laboratory analytical plan, budgeting and ensuring purchasing of reagents.
  • Provide quality HIV diagnotstic, serology, X-pert quality and quantity assays and clinical laboratory services for epidemiology research
  • Involved in sample processing, storage, shipment and completion of necessary documentation according to GCLP standards
  • Support research activities by carrying out experiments such as ELISPOT assays
  • Ensure adherence to KEMRI-WT bio-safety standards and implementation of quality control processes

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Higher Diploma or Degree in Biomedical Science or its equivalent
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
  • At least 7 years experience in a medical laboratory, preferably HIV experience, with 5 years in a supervisory position
  • Knowledge of current laboratory facilities and best practices in lab operations, methods, equipment, materials and ability to perform standardized biological, chemical and microbiological examinations independently
  • Advanced understanding of GCLPs, regulatory/accreditation agency requirements
  • Excellent computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Applications

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

Essential

  • Able to work independently and to prioritise work
  • Good budgetary skills
  • Good communicator and team player

Desirable
Post holder will be:

  • Sensitive that vulnerable populations need special support, and access to HIV prevention and care

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