Laborator Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

KWS Airwing

The Service is in the process of strengthening its Aircraft Maintenance Wing in compliance with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) requirements and therefore seeks to fill the under-listed positions at its Airwing located at Wilson Airport.

Laboratory Manager – Diagnostic & Forensic/Genetics lab – Job Grade “4” – One (1) Post

Responsible to the Head of Veterinary Services for overseeing proper functioning of diagnostic and molecular/forensic laboratories at headquarters and the field satellite laboratories.

Duties & Responsibilities

Overseeing the constant improvement and development of veterinary diagnostic & forensic laboratory at headquarters and field based satellite laboratories.
Overseeing the constant improvement and development of forensic and genetics laboratory.
Developing protocols on biological samples collection, processing, storage and analysis.
Coordinating the procurement of laboratory supplies and maintenance services.
Developing laboratory techniques.
Overseeing maintenance of sample database and sample bank among other services.
Developing concepts and proposals to develop laboratory techniques through research.
Establishing linkages/collaborations with willing donors, local and international laboratories.
Supervising and appraisal of laboratory and research staff.
Participating in preparation of policy documents on wildlife veterinary issues.
Preparing timely and accurate reports.
Performing other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Job requirements

MSc. in Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science or any other related biomedical sciences.
BSc. in any Biological or Medical Sciences.
At least three (3) scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
At least five (5) years working experience in a wildlife veterinary laboratory.

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 21st May, 2018 at 4.00pm.

Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service

P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

Certificate of good conduct from the CID.
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.


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