USIU – Senior Laboratory Technologist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performance of tests and laboratory procedures such as preparing samples and doing manual tests that are based on detailed instructions and protocol.
  • Planning, documenting, setting up, undertaking (and guiding students on) controlled experiments and trials.
  • Maintenance of laboratory use records, with reports as and when needed
  • Provision of semester and annual inventories reports
  • Use of automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time.
  • Preparation of laboratory testing samples for examination by faculty and students
  • Discussion of results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with faculty and students
  • Operation and maintenance of sophisticated instruments and apparatus
  • Operation and maintenance of a safe Experimental Animals House
  • Set up, calibration, maintenance, operation and shutting down of laboratory instruments.
  • Preparation of equipment maintenance schedules and timely and satisfactory maintenance
  • Maintenance of competence in a Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory.
  • Maintenance of material safety data sheets for all School chemicals and products.
  • Active participation in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
  • Training and orientation of new Laboratory Technologists in the performance and interpretation of tests.
  • Engagement in service to the university, the profession and to the community.
  • Adherence to the USIU-Africa Laboratory Safety and Operational Guidelines
  • Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
  • A higher diploma in a related field from an accredited academic institution;
  • Registration by relevant regulatory body;
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience in a similar position in a research or higher learning Institution, with evidence of support given to students during their research projects.
  • A specialty in any of the following areas:
    • Medical Physiology OR
    • Medical Pharmacology & Toxicology OR
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis OR
    • Pharmaceutics & Pharmacy Practice OR
    • Pharmaceutical Technology OR
    • Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Skills, Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017
Director of Administration,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
USIU is an equal opportunity employer

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