Laboratory Technician Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Summit Recruitment

Job Description

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

The Institute mandate is to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable exploitation, management and conservation of Kenya’s fisheries resources, and contribute to National strategies of food security, poverty alleviation, clean environment and creation of employment as provided for under vision 2030.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana and Turkana.

KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within its approved establishment:


(a) Duties and Responsibilities:-


Collecting, processing, preserving samples from aquatic environment and other sources. Collecting, preparing, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens.
Cleaning, maintaining and storing of laboratory apparatus and equipment.
Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures.
Carrying out analytical work on collected samples.
Recording of experimental data.
Assisting in demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients and visitors.
Guiding junior personnel, interns and students on attachment.
Assisting in training and guiding clients on improved technologies such as seaweed farming, fish farming and value addition.
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

(b) Minimum requirements for Appointment


For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C- (Minus) or equivalent;
Craft Certificate from a recognized institution preferably from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) or its equivalent in the following fields; Food science, Fisheries, and Applied Laboratory Sciences; and


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