KNUST Opens New Recruitment For 2021

By | November 25, 2020

KNUST Opens New Recruitment For 2021

KNUST Opens New Recruitment For 2021 – Apply Now

I warmly welcome you to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana’s foremost institution for Science and Technology education and one of the finest in Africa.

Established in 1951, the University has grown from strength to strength and from an initial handful of students, the University now has a student population of nearly 63,000 comprising undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world, especially, from the African continent, offering courses ranging from Art, Business, Law, Science and Technology.

KNUST Opens New Recruitment For 2021 – Job Title 1

Appointment as Accountant at the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) – Internal Advertisement

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of Postgraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Accounting & Finance
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience
  • A working experience in a project and grants accounting within an Institution of Higher Education will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate and at least two years’ experience in project accounting
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • A project management qualification such as PMP will be an advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep all financial records at the Office of Grants and Research
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports to the Director
  • Preparation of payment vouchers in accordance with the accounting policies and procedures of the University
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statement
  • Ensure the creation and management of Project asset registers in the University
  • Preparation of budget and budgetary controls to aid the Office’s decision-making processes
  • Assist Principal Investigators in preparation of budgets guided by the University’s interest
  • Prepare combined annual audited accounts of externally funded projects
  • Provide sound financial management and engage with researchers and partners for the smooth running of grant activities
  • Coordinate with the Director in monitoring and evaluation of projects implementation and to provide advice on the financial health of research funds/grants
  • Ensure that all project budgets are captured into Grant Account Management System (GAMS) and all project funds are disbursed through the system
  • Ensure that annual roll over of budgets are implemented at the end of each project year
  • Submit periodic (monthly, quarterly, half year, and annual) reports on indirect cost accruing to the University to Central Administration
  • Ensure that indirect cost is paid to the Central Administration across the University
  • Liaise with system developers at UITS to ensure that the system aligns with current trends of managerial accounting
  • Provide general assistance to the Director

Mode of Application

Interested Candidates are to complete Application Forms online (HERE!).

Completed application forms should reach the address below not later than FRIDAY, November 27, 2020:

The Deputy Registrar
Human Resource Development Division
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology
Private Mail Bag
University Post Office

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.


KNUST Opens New Recruitment For 2021 Job Title 2

Laboratory Instrumentation Manager for RWESCK

RWESCK is looking for a talented, highly motivated individual to operate, calibrate and maintain state-of-the-art equipment like the AAS, GC, XRD, SEM, PCR among other equipment for the analysis of water quality, wastewater characteristics, solid waste characteristics, composite membrane, characterization of nanoparticle composite membrane materials (zeolite and polymeric), characterization of adsorptive filter materials (including various coated sand media, synthetic zeolites, activated carbon, coated activated carbon for wastewater and water treatment and pollutants remediation, as well as biochar materials, organic fertilizers and sanitation technology development.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for instruments operation, daily instrumentation audits, calibration, preventative/predictive maintenance and troubleshooting of all laboratory instruments. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform and execute laboratory techniques as per methods independently, following the Instruments Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to carry out samples analyses
  • Provide support to postgraduate students’ research and training for laboratory instrumentation technicians,
  • Maintain, test and repair a variety of instrumentation and test equipment by developing and maintaining instrument daily logs, individual instrument calibration logs, maintenance logs, analytical method performance metrics, and equipment record books
  • Maintain and operates equipment by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance,
  • Recording and periodically interpreting results to present to senior colleagues in a timely manner
  • Keep laboratory supplies readily available by inventorying stock
  • Assists with preparing SOP’s, validation protocol and reporting
  • Demonstrates safe work habits and enforces a clean and safety environment
  • Assists the Centre’s Laboratory Supervisor in monitoring of equipment

Job Qualifications

The Centre is looking for an effective, results-driven, take initiative, self-directed and motivated team player who communicates in an open, honest and respectful manner. In addition, qualified candidates should possess the following:

  • MSc degree in Laboratory Instrumentation and Analytical Chemistry or a relevant degree equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a laboratory environment working with and maintaining AAS, GC, XRD, SEM, PCR equipment, etc,
  • Excellent publication skills and research competence, with evidence of at least one (1) scientific publications in high impact journals,
  • Advanced knowledge of multiple analytical techniques including, but not limited to: AAS, XRD, SEM, gas chromatography, PCR, ion chromatography, HPLC, FT-NIR, bomb calorimetry, TOC, TSS, automated titration, moisture balance and densitometry.
  • Experienced in microbiologic techniques as they apply to enzyme based laboratory and manufacturing processes
  • Keen focus on laboratory safety
  • Good record-keeping skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with systematic decision making, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong team player with an ability to work closely with all functional teams
  • Superior problem solving and instrument / sample troubleshooting skills
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Good handling samples & lab equipment
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies


An appropriate remuneration will be paid for the position taking into consideration the challenging project tasks to be undertaken.

Application Procedures

All interested applicants should send an application letter, copies of academic certificates, curriculum vitae and a proposed laboratory management plan of not more than five (5) pages to with a copy to

Application Deadline

Friday, December 11, 2020

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