Laboratory Technologist – KALRO

  • Full Time
  • Muguga

Website Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation


KALRO is a corporate body created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act of 2013 to establish a suitable legal and institutional framework for the coordination of agricultural research in Kenya.

Job Description

Job Grade: KR8
Job Reference Number: KALRO/RES/TECHNO/II

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Carrying out specialized laboratory analysis by following approved methodologies;
ii. Preparing laboratory reagents;
iii. Processing and analyzing samples and specimens;
iv. Ensuring adherence to good laboratory practices for accuracy and reliability of data and safety of operations;
v. Indexing and processing experimental data.
vi. Maintaining equipment logbooks and research notebooks;
vii. Complying with approved laboratory standards;
viii. Complying with occupational Health and Safety regulations in the laboratory;
ix. Carrying out laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations; and
x. Compiling and submitting laboratory research reports.

Job Requirements

i. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Biochemistry; Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation; Medical Laboratory Technology; Biomedical Sciences; Agriculture; Biotechnology; Animal Health and Production; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Industrial Chemistry; Animal Science; Dairy Technology and Management; Horticulture; Chemistry; Food Science and Technology; Range Management; Veterinary Medicine; Microbiology and Biotechnology; Animal Health, Production and Processing; Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
ii. Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
iii. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Skills Required

Laboratory Techniques

Application Details

Interested candidates who possess the necessary qualification and experience to send their application, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates, quoting the Job Reference No., all in HARD COPY,

The Director-General,
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

P.O. Box 57811 – 00200
Kaptagat Road, Loresho,

Closing Date: 28 April. 2022

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