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Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact usThe KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
The Health Services & Implementation Cluster comprises a multi-disciplinary team based in Nairobi. It works closely with the Kenya Paediatric Association, the University of Nairobi, the Ministry of Health and multiple county hospitals in a collaboration called the Clinical Information Network (CIN). The CIN has worked for 10 years to improve paediatric and neonatal inpatient care. Going forward the CIN would like to extend its work to develop a better understanding of the quality of neonatal care and the outcomes of those admitted to newborn units while also developing and testing implementation strategies to improve care.
The CIN (Neonatal) team are looking for a medical officer to help develop new areas of neonatal research. The individual will work with a team of scientists and under the supervision of clinical and non-clinical post-doctoral scientists leading CIN and related research. In particular, the individual is expected to help sustain the collection of high-quality routine data by collaborating with CIN hospital clinicians and hospitals’ information officers so that the CIN platform can support improvement work and evaluation of outcomes and interventions. To do this they will liaise with senior hospital staff and policy-makers and managers at county and national levels too. While doing this they will be expected to learn the principles of data management, data quality assurance, quality measurement and quality improvement.
The individual will also be expected, under supervision, to conduct formative research that will support the development of new research proposals. Potential topic areas include: pragmatic clinical trials (eg.of emollient therapy or antibiotic regimens); implementation of bedside diagnostic technologies, or implementing better clinical practices (eg. optimizing newborn feeding). Specific roles will include:
As part of a wider contribution to the KWTRP research programme in Nairobi the post-holder may partake in or help conduct internal epidemiological methodological workshops and shared learning sessions and will be expected to contribute to and help organise internal seminars and journal clubs and provide peer review of emerging proposals within KWTRP together with other senior scientists.
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