Microbiologist Job Vacancy in Kenya - Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

Position Title: Microbiologist

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Advisory Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients spread all over Kenya and other regions both in Africa and beyond.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Conduct testing including Sterility tests; Bioburden tests; Efficacy tests; Bacterial Endotoxin tests; Identification of Microorganisms and Sensitivity tests.
  2. Develop, write and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions for the laboratory.
  3. Manage samples including receiving; registration; storage and disposal according to approved laboratory procedures.
  4. Manage laboratory equipment including operation, cleaning, calibration and maintenance.
  5. Manage storage of reference microorganisms to ensure they remain viable for analysis.
  6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  7. Maintain general cleanliness of the laboratory following good housekeeping practices.
  8. Maintain inventory of laboratory consumables including PPEs, reagents, media, equipment spare parts and glassware for accountability.
  9. Participate in self-inspections for continuous improvement.
  10. Ensure compliance to safety and regulatory requirements while working under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology or any other related course
  • At least 5 years’ hands-on experience in a Microbiology testing laboratory
  • Experience in food-borne pathogen testing or microbiology testing in the food and beverage industry is an added advantage
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025:2017 accredited laboratory is desirable

How to apply

If you fit this profile, kindly email your written application and CV to hr@meds.or.ke