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Research Officer Job in Kenya

JOB PURPOSE: 

  • Operate and oversee the programme’s Next Gen
    Sequencing Facility.

  • Manage and maintain the malaria qPCR service

  • Coordinate a Sanger sequencing service with 3rd
    party providers

  • Manage and maintain the molecular biology
    laboratory section

Description: 

REPORTS TO:

  • Head of Biosciences

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • Assistant Research Officers.

  • Interns, students.

INDIRECTLY SUPERVISES:

  • None

BUDGET AND RESOURCE
RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Manage all stocks of consumables and reagents for
    1,2 & 3 above and maintenance of equipment for 4 above.

  • Provide timely budget reports and invoicing for
    services provided.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordination, operation and maintenance of the
    Next Generation Sequencing facility and Malaria qPCR service.

  • Maintain a robust stock control and grant billing
    system to ensure stock-outs are minimised and budgets remain balanced.

  • Ensure all equipment are fully maintained and
    operational.

  • Work closely with senior scientists to develop
    sequencing assays.

  • Develop and maintain SOPs and other controlled
    documentation.

  • Maintain clear and accurate records and results.

  • Coordinate a Sanger sequencing service with 3rd
    party providers, including sample shipment and payments.

  • Provide a clean and safe working environment for
    laboratory staff.

  • Monitor and maintain relevant GCLP procedures and
    standards in order to deliver a quality service at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A laboratory based MSc in a relevant subject, e.g.
    Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, evolution, genetics.

  • At least 3 years of research experience in a
    Medical Research Laboratory.

  • Knowledge of GCLPs, QMS and other relevant best
    practices and standards.

  • Knowledge and experience of implementing,
    operating and maintaining Quality Assurance & Quality Control systems
    including; Internal Quality Control and External Quality Assurance (EQA)
    Schemes

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft
    applications and Bioinformatics software.

DESIRABLE:

  • Significant hands-on experience in Next Generation
    Sequencing, particularly utilising the Illumina MiSeq platform.

  • Significant experience in performing quantitative
    PCR assays.

  • Strong budgeting and stock management skills.

  • Experience in troubleshooting molecular assays and
    equipment and working with Service Providers, when required, to provide
    rapid solutions that ensure minimum downtime.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and
    confidentiality  

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and
    communication skills  

  • Good analytical, problem solving and critical
    thinking skills;  

  • Teamwork and ability to work with diverse
    teams  

  • Strong Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking
    and attention to detail  

  • Strong team coordination and Supervisory skills. 

How
To Apply

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