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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 7, 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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    Laboratory Intern

    Reports to: Laboratory Manager

    Job Purpose: To be trained on assisting the Laboratory staff in the operations and coordination of research laboratory activities.
    To report to the lab manager and work under the supervision and guidance of the senior laboratory tech/scientist.

    Responsibilities

    1. To be trained and perform assays under supervision of a senior trained lab tech in a variety of complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in clinical and research activities
    2. Performs laboratory quality assurance/ quality control practices under supervision of a senior trained lab tech.
    3. Participates in Quality Control and Quality Improvement for area of specialty and Lab indicators
    4. Ensures that quality control data are within acceptable ranges before reporting patient results.
    5. Be trained and perform under supervision on accurately completing records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures.
    6. Maintains high level of competence in GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
    7. Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area
    8. Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
    9. Be trained and participate in Maintaining laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
    10. Be trained and participate Develops laboratory standard operating procedures and manuals.

    Qualifications

    Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences

    Experience and Skills

    1. Must be reliable, self-motivated and self-driven
    2. Good communication skills
    3. Strong I.T skills.
    4. Good knowledge of laboratory operations and procedures.
    5. Ability to follow detailed instructions.
    6. Ability to handle multiple tasks.

    Terms of Engagement:

    Appointment in the internship program will be for 6 months. This may be extended for another 6 months depending on performance.

    Please Note:

    1. A stipend will be provided.
    2. Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover

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    Data Officer

    Reports to: Data Manager

    JOB PURPOSE

    To assist in the daily running of data management systems, installation and maintenance of computer hardware, software and networks.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Conduct routine data quality/control audit controls on study generated data.
    2. Perform data quality and control procedures.
    3. Compile data, clean, transcribe onto database and submit data reports to research investigators.
    4. Coordination of various ancillary studies on site
    5. Preparing daily and weekly reports
    6. Installing and configuring computer hardware, software systems, networks, printers, and scanners.
    7. Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software.
    8. Trouble shoots all technology issues including hardware, software, and network operating system.
    9. Designing, improving, and updating live databases for long term data storage and back-ups.
    10. Scanning and filing of records, archive systems in accordance with department procedures.
    11. Provide training and orientation to new users and staff on various technologies.
    12. Training staff on guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    13. Any other duties assigned by Supervisor.

    Education and Professional training

    1. A holder of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field(s) connected to data management studies.
    2. Professional certification in courses on analytic skills and database management.
    3. One year of relevant experience is added advantage.

    Competencies

    1. Data management and a well rooted individual in statistical analysis skills.
    2. Good communication skills- both written and oral.
    3. Skills in database development.

    Experience

    1. At least one year experience in a data entry/data management role.
    2. Very good IT or statistical skills will be an added advantage.

    Terms of employment

    Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

     All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

    1. Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
    2. Must include copies of academic and professional certificate
    3. Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    4. Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    5. Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
    6. Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application together with their detailed CV to the recruitment officer through e-mail: [email protected] not later than 7th July 2021

    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 those shortlisted will be contacted.

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

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