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Senior Principal Laboratory Technologists - Public Service Commission | Join Now!

  • Experience Required:3 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Medical
  • Minimum Education: Higher Diploma
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: September 19, 2023
  • Last Date: October 11, 2023

Job Description


Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.90,200 – Ksh124,630 p.m. (CSG 7)
House Allowance: Ksh.16,800p.m. – Ksh.45,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.12,000 p.m.
Leave Allowance: As provided in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the Government.
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
(i) served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal
Laboratory Technologist, CSG 8, or in a comparable and relevant position in the
wider public service;
(ii) a Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Applied Sciences (Chemistry,
Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Biology), Food Science and
Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Building/Civil engineering, Earth or
Sciences Biotechnology from a recognized institution;
(iii) a Higher Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Applied Sciences (Chemistry,
Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Biology). Environmental Chemistry,
Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology,
Microbiology, Parasitology, Haematology, Histology and Cytology,
Building/Construction/Civil Engineering and Earth or Sciences from a recognized
institution; and
(iv) demonstrated professional and managerial capabilities in work performance and

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
(i) coordinating provision of laboratory services;
(ii) preparing and implementing work plans and programs;
(iii) ensuring submission of samples to reference and corroborating research institutes;
(iv) revising and approving laboratory manuals and quality specifications and
(v) coordinating safe laboratory waste disposal;
(vi) overseeing proficiency testing;
(vii) managing laboratory supplies;
(viii) facilitating technical evaluation for laboratory supplies and equipment;
(ix) providing technical advice on biosecurity matters and ensuring adherence to good
laboratory practice;
(x) implementing and maintaining laboratory operations standards (ISO 17025); and
(xi) liaising and collaborating with regional and international reference laboratories
and research institutions for exchange of laboratory findings

Skills Required

Laboratory Techniques
Facilitation Skills
Implementation Skills

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