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Lab Specialist – Biomedical Engineering at Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa
NairobiFull TimeLab TechnologySave Job

Organization Name: Amref Health Africa

Job Title: Lab Specialist – Biomedical Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Lab Technology

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Laboratory Specialist – Biomedical Engineerwill be embedded at National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS) and will oversee the management system for tracking equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • The role holder will work with NPHL, and CDC Kenya to develop training program to strengthen
    the equipment maintenance and calibration.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Key Area Activities

    Technical Support

    • Strengthen national equipment maintenance and calibration center through the support of training, mentorship and equipment maintenance and calibration.

    • Provide technical assistance and mentorship on equipment calibration and maintenance at the national calibration center.

    • Support calibration and certification of equipment for the national calibration center for auxiliary laboratory equipment and biosafety cabinets.

    • Support refresher trainings for biomedical engineers and technologists.

    • Support maintenance of the air flow and HVAC systems with the national BSL 3 laboratories

    • Build the capacity of the MOH led national equipment management programme.

    • Provide Technical Assistance and sustain ISO 17025 standards at the National Equipment calibration center, Center of Excellence

    • Installs new and relocated equipment by adjusting, establishing, testing, and calibrating performance of laboratory equipment in viral load and
    HIV-R laboratories in KEMRI labs.

    • Provide technical assistance to implement a cost recovery model at NPHL equipment calibration center by charging services offered to the private sector that can be ploughed back to the system

    for sustainability

    • Ensures annual reaccreditation of field Biological safety cabinet certification by the NSF/ANSI 49 International standard.

    Required Qualifications

    Education & Knowledge

    • Degree in Medical Engineering

    • Training on Laboratory equipment calibration from a recognized institution for the following
    measurements: volume, mass, temperature, rotational speed and pressure

    • Training on ISO 17025

    • Micro soft proficient


    • 2 years of experience in installation, testing, maintenance and repair of instrumentation, power supplies and electro/mechanical power transmission devices for clinical, biomedical or radiological equipment including class II Biological Safety Cabinets, or equivalent, is required.

    Skills and Competences

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).

    • Excellent analytical skills, presentation and problem solving skills.

    • Innovative with a high degree of initiative

    • Excellent organizational skills.

    • Careful measurement and analytical skills.

    • Good attention to detail.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref Health Africa Lab Specialist – Biomedical Engineering Jobs in Kenya

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