Biomedical Scientist / Medical Laboratory Scientist - KHRC



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Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) is a well-established, African-based, research centre and one of three field research centres of the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service an agency of the Ministry of Health.  The work of KHRC has implications for health policy and practice throughout Ghana, Africa and the rest of the world.

KHRC is situated in the middle part of Ghana and offers research and training services nationally and internationally and its staffs are multidisciplinary.

Job Description

  • Reporting Line: The Director, KHRC through the Head of Laboratory 

To provide medical laboratory services and contribute to research and clinical care through good laboratory practice and adherence to quality assurance measures.


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Key Responsibilities 

  • Carry out routine laboratory tests and assist in the performance of specialized tests.
  • Undertake laboratory technical work within acceptable turnaround times in accordance with standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Document and keep accurate records and maintain good laboratory practice.
  • Ensure equipment in their care is maintained the standards required by the department and by relevant legislation.
  • Implement internal Quality Control (QC) measures of technical procedures.
  • Assist in research, evaluation of new techniques and laboratory audits.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the head of the Unit.

Required Skills or Experience

Educational Qualification

  • BSc Medical Laboratory Science 
  • Licensed by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC)

Experience skills and attributes 

  • At least ONE (1) year experience at a recognized medical laboratory facility.
  • General knowledge of operations and techniques in Microbiology, Haematology, Chemical Pathology.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance Issues
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Ability to operate new, complex equipment.
  • Research experience.
  • Ability to manage own workload under supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment. 
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Very good verbal and written skills.
  • Competence in word processing.
  • Use of spreadsheets and application of the software.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a methodological approach to work.
  • Ability for teamwork, good organisation and self-motivation.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.


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