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NGO Assistant Research Jobs in Kenya/Management Trainee,August 2018


Assistant Research Officer – (6 Months Contract)

Reference Number: ARO – 010818

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Job Grade: 6.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi


Conduct relevant laboratory assays and statistical analysis to determine the quality of blood  used for transfusion.



  • Principal Investigator


  • None


  • Perform laboratory assays namely; Enyme linked Immunosorbent assays, malaria parasite culture, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR and RT-PCR
  • Generate montly lab reports
  • Disseminate the findings from this work through oral and presentations.
  • Participate in other research related activities such as leading journal clubs, lab talks, attending meetings, seminars etc.
  • Participate in other laboratory and analytical work that fits within the scope of ongoing work within the Human Genetic Factors (HGF) group.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • An BSc in a relevant field, such as Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • At least one year experience of working in a biomedical research related capacity.


  • Training and experience in the conduct of relevant laboratory assays including ELISA, DNA and RNA extraction and real-time genotyping.
  • Training and experience in scientific writing; proposals, literature reviews, thesis
  • Proficiency in statistical packages especially STATA.
  • Good planning, organisation and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to take and follow instructions, initiative, keen to learn and proactive with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

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