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  • Posted: Jan 29, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 15, 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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    Research Scientist

    Vacancy: CGHR/165/01/21

    Project Description

    The Kenyan Medical Research Institute, Center for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR), has been selected to participate in a seven country Multi-Center study that will quantify the burden of Shigella diarrhea among infants and young children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to inform future Shigella vaccine trials. KEMRI-CGHR working in collaboration with the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children at the University of Washington and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will participate in the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH)-Shigella study.The EFGH-Shigella project represents an extension of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) and the Vaccine Impact Assessment on Diarrhea in Africa (VIDA). The project is pleased to announce the following vacant position(s):

    Vacant Position(s): 3 (three)

    Location: Siaya County, Kenya

    Reports to: Principal Investigator (PI)

    Qualifications

    • Holder of Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: -Social Science, Applied Sciences, Education, Public Health, Biostatistics, any relevant Social Studies, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
    • Be a self-motivated individual interested in developing research proposals
    • Demonstrated interested in working on diarrhea research and to be mentored in scientific writing in the same field
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
    • Poses a valid Certificate in Good Clinical Practice
    • Be proficient in the use of computers.Good statistic analytical skills and experience of using at least one statistical package will be an advantage.
    • Fluency in both English and Dholuo, written and spoken, and good interpersonal communication skills

    Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one-year contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
    • Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
    • Copies of certificates and testimonials
    • Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)
    • Must fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    Applications should be sent through,cghr@kemri.org no later than 15th February,2021.

    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

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