Microbiology Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya - Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

Position Title: Microbiology Assistant

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:

General cleanliness

  1. Maintain general cleanliness of laboratory, laboratory apparatus and equipment for safe and reliable results
  2. Manage laundry of laboratory coats and attire

Sample Management

  1. Maintain and update Laboratory registers for samples and reference material
  2. Maintain inventory of laboratory reagents/chemicals and apparatus for accountability
  3. Prepare culture and media for analysis of samples and ensure safe disposal afterwards.
  4. Receive samples from clients; assess availability of all the requirements of analysis before logging into the register
  5. Manage storage areas within the laboratory to ensure accessibility and traceability of samples.
  6. Prepare samples for disposal and required documentation


  1. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  2. Filing, retrieval and archiving of Laboratory related documents for easy access

Job requirements:

  1. Diploma in Microbiology, Biotechnology or any other related course
  2. At least 3 years’ hands-on experience in a Microbiology testing laboratory
  3. 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