Deadline: March 5, 2021
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit Laboratory Technicians to work in the Urbanization and Wellbeing in Africa Unit within the Research Division.


  • Outlining the laboratory reagents and equipment specifications that will be needed for the project;
  • Conducting proper laboratory set up and arrangement;
  • Ensuring the right laboratory equipment and supplies that are required for the projects are specified during procurement;
  • Coordinating with the field teams in ensuring implementation of protocols from the field;
  • Maintaining good hygiene practices within the laboratory;
  • Analyzing household and environmental samples from Nairobi and Kisumu for specific enteric pathogens, and interpreting the results; and
  • Maintaining a record of all samples received and analyzed, and ensuring safe storage of all samples received.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical or Laboratory Biotechnology.
  • Experience in nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) extraction.
  • Experience in multi-pathogen detection and characterization using real time PCR.
  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of PCR results.
  • Experience in detecting bacterial phenotypes in various environmental samples.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by March 05, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons