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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 13, 2021
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  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Medical Officer (1 position) KMR5

    Medical Officer (1 position) KMR5

    Study description: This study is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, Moi University, Aga khan University and other organizations and donors. The
    goal of the PTSD TONIX study is to test the effectiveness and safety of an investigational product in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition that can occur in persons who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

    Location: Centre for Clinical Research, Nairobi

    Reports to: Principal Investigator

    Essential Requirements:

    1. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from an Institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    2. Must have completed one (1) year internship.
    3. Registration Certificate by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    4. Valid license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    6. One-year post-internship Clinical experience
    7. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, 2010.
    8. Research experience preferably in Clinical Trials.

    Desired Skills, Competences & Abilities

    1. Ability to work under minimal supervision
    2. Extremely reliable
    3. Experience in field management of surveys
    4. Flexible and non-judgmental
    5. Excellent communication skills both in writing and speaking English and Swahili
    6. Must be willing to work with a multidisciplinary team

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

    1. Enrolment of patients for studies, including coordination of intake of eligible subjects.
    2. Conducting informed consent.
    3. Maintenance of participants’ records throughout time periods.
    4. Communication with study team related to participant’ enrollment and status.
    5. Maintenance of all study records, including participant’ approach, recruited and consented.
    6. Conducting structured interviews.
    7. Provide periodic progress report on status of data collection and problems challenges encountered.
    8. Assessment of adverse events.
    9. Conduct blood draws and liaise with the lab for tests.
    10. Participant follow-up.
    11. Any other duties assigned.

    Terms of employment:

    Employment is twelve (12) months contract. Salary is as per the stated salary scale.

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    Method of Application

    View KEMRI's salary scale in Kenya

    Applications MUST include the following:

    1. Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    2. Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    3. Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
    4. Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
    5. Contact telephone number

    Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, PO Box 1578-40100, Kisumu not later than December 13, 2021. Submit your application including documents via Email address [email protected]
    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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