Research Assistant - Laboratory Technologist - Temporary Position

Sep 11, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents ( ). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant - Laboratory Technologist in our Department of Pathology, Medical College.

The Laboratory Technologist will conduct all laboratory bench work, biorepository activities and documentation related to patient recruitment for research projects at AKU and other study sites.

  • Maintain relevant databases and records;
  • Perform blood and pathology sample processing, storage and documentation;
  • Timely submission of reports;
  • Monitor and manage routine and planned preventive maintenance of equipment;
  • Provide Principal Investigator and Statistician with complete records of pathology and biorepository data.


Applicants for the position must have a Higher Diploma / Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution. S/he must have three (3) years relevant working experience and must be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Board.