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KU Technician – Microbiology Section Job

Technician – Microbiology Section Job, Latest University Jobs In Kenya,



  • BSc. Degree from a Registered and recognized University in any of the following areas of specialization: Botany, Applied Biology or Plant Sciences.
  • KSCE mean Grade C+ (plus) or equivalent and above.
  • Have at least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or a Quality Assurance Laboratory.
  • Those with experience in a herbarium will have an added advantage.
  • Be computer literate.

Duties & Responsibilities

While reporting to the Director, NPRC Successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Maintain current Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Prepare and review standard operating procedures.
  • Identify medicinal plants and herbal materials in the field.
  • Collect, harvest and transport medicinal plant materials to NPRC.
  • Participate in primary and secondary processing of herbal materials.
  • Use microscopic and macroscopic techniques to identify herbal materials and adulterants in the laboratory.
  • Calibrate and maintain assigned laboratory equipment.
  • Create a herbarium of medicinal plants at the NPRC.
  • Participate in quality improvement programs to ensure that the laboratory testing is accurate and timely.
  • Assist local and international postgraduate students and researchers in laboratory and field work.
  • Participate in documentation of medicinal plants of Kenya.
  • Participate in maintenance of Kenyatta University Medicinal Plants Research Garden.
  • Participate in establishment of medicinal plants gardens in Kenya.


A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, and medical cover as per University Scheme will be provided.

How to Apply

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Kenyatta University

PO. BOX 43844 – 00100


Applications should be received not later than,

13th July 2022

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*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

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