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Biostistician/Bioinformatics – DLSP

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and manage databases and data entry procedures
  • Interpreting data and analyzing results using statistical techniques
  • Develop and implement data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies to optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and clean data, and locate and correct code problems
  • Programming for data manipulation/report writing
  • Improve data collection procedures
  • Perform data cleaning, processing and validating the integrity of data
  • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all data management related procedures
  • Verify data input and correct errors
  • Train staff on data analysis and manipulation skills
  • Provide timely reports and feedback to the laboratory management/study investigators regarding the status of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action needed in databases
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the laboratory leadership

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, biostatistics, Informatics, Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university. 
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably R, STATA, SPSS, SAS or related software  
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to details and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Should be able to program in Microsoft Visual Studio 
  • Be familiar with SQL databases

Laboratory Analyst (Quality Assurance Officer) – DLSP

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a quality control program appropriate for tests performed in the DLSP laboratories
  • Ensures delivery against QA department goals and objectives i.e. Meeting commitment and Coordinating overall quality assurance schedules.
  • Tie breaker- performs test; implementing statistics and process control tools; maintaining effective compliance and corrective actions procedures.
  • Responsible and accountable of flagging the timing of interdepartmental deliverables and quality of their output i.e. time schedules and time plans or layout
  • Implement improvements to laboratory testing procedures to improve efficiency, resource utilization, decrease turnaround time, etc., utilizing new and established laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Work with project managers to develop project schedules and resource allocation models for QA related projects and other activities such as software deployment, customer integration, and professional services validation.
  • In consultation with laboratory management, stop further processing of any work until the quality problem has been corrected
  • Develop, perform, and manage an audit program that encompasses all phases of laboratory practices and field sample collection and provide assurance that, documentation, and record-keeping  requirements are met.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines: Medical Microbiology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Virology, Biochemistry or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience;  
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians andTechnologists Board (KMLTTB) Where applicable; 
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board where applicable;  
  • Proficiency in Computer Application; 

Skills & Competencies

  • Good knowledge of GLP/GCLP  
  • Trained in ISO 15189 implementation 
  • Planning skills 
  • Creativity and innovation skills 
  • Analytical skills

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