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Pwani University   |   Kilifi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Laboratory Technician

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

REF: PU/ADV/30/2/2018
Pwani University, a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifiis an equal opportunity employer. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledgewhile sustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international standardsand supporting members of staff to undertake research. The University is seeking to recruit competent andprofessional staff at the level of Laboratory Technician Grade C.

• Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances. Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position. Applications and recommendations letters from referees.
• Applications should include an up to date CV, giving details of applicants age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  1. Conduct practical classes and student’s field work
  2. Manage practical manuals to and from students
  3. Maintain an updated inventory of consumables and non-consumables in the areas of jurisdiction
  4. Prepare budget of laboratory materials and supplies
  5. Manage the operations and safety of laboratory equipment and stores
  6. Ensure that the laboratory working environment is safe and free of accidents
  7. Ensure that the laboratory equipment is safely and properly stored.
  8. Manage experimental facilities and students projects in fish hatcheries, ponds and /or marshes
  9. Participate in the planned surveys and sample bio data collection in coastal and marine environments Perform specific chemical and biological analyses of water
  10. Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kilifi
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Record keeping; Operative management; Accident prevention; Laboratory operation; Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Pwani University

Education, academicCompany size: 500-1000 people

PU is proud of that all its programs have received the required accreditation by professional bodies. This is on top of the many industry partnerships that the University has initiated. Professional bodies accrediting our courses include the Nursing Council of Kenya, the Medical Practitioners and Dentists, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, among many.Mentoring teams students The dean of students and the academic departments oversees a mentorship and career advisory service for students during the time of study. At the end of the course, students are assisted to develop "employer attracting" resumes and coached for interviews. Mentoring teams sometimes consisting of alumni provide industry/ market insight, employability skills. These teams can assist you with contacts of potential employers.

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