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Vacancy Announcement– Medical Laboratory Technician
Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Job type: Full time
Application Deadline: 19th May 2018
Position Overview: The Laboratory Technician will be involved in a variety of Laboratory based investigations within the biological, chemical, physical and life science areas, and may be required to carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing of results as part of a scientific team. The successful applicant shall provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures as well as health and safety guidelines.
Responsible for performing tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigation with supervision from the Supervisory Laboratory Scientist
Preparing specimens and samples.
Maintenance and operation standard laboratory equipment, e.g. centrifuges, pipetting machines and PH meters
Recording and interpreting results for presentation to senior colleagues
Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphics
Keeping up to date with technical development, especially those which can save time and improve reliability
Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks up and strengthening established quality control/quality assurance program in the lab
Responsible for storage of processed specimen for future verification.
Ensures that all samples are captured in the sample logbook and all results are clearly stated in the reporting template
Responsible for monthly or periodic restocking of supplies and commodities.
Responsible for monthly or periodic maintenance/recalibration of equipment and instruments.
Responsible for the maintenance of all laboratory logs and records. These include but are not limited to: Issue logs, maintenance logs, expiry logs, stock cards etc.
Responsible for making technical presentations or representation of the laboratory at different fora.
Ensures a high sense of professionalism in service delivery.
Maintains a healthy, safe and friendly environment in the lab and everywhere necessary.
Any other assignment as directed by the Supervisory Laboratory Scientist.
Must have Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate
Must have at least 2 – 5 years post qualification experience
A valid practicing license from the Medical Laboratory Science Council
Must be Computer Literate
Must have good soft skills including but not limited to ability to work with little or no supervision, Teamwork, Leadership, Initiative, Resourcefulness, Adaptability, Decisiveness, Interpersonal skills, Written/Oral Communication
Must be able to ride a Motorcycle to facilitate sample pick up from sites outside the laboratory