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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2023
    Deadline: Oct 2, 2023
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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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    Biostistician/Bioinformatics - DLSP

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design and manage databases and data entry procedures
    • Interpreting data and analyzing results using statistical techniques
    • Develop and implement data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies to optimize statistical efficiency and quality
    • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
    • Identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
    • Filter and clean data, and locate and correct code problems
    • Programming for data manipulation/report writing
    • Improve data collection procedures
    • Perform data cleaning, processing and validating the integrity of data
    • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling
    • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all data management related procedures
    • Verify data input and correct errors
    • Train staff on data analysis and manipulation skills
    • Provide timely reports and feedback to the laboratory management/study investigators regarding the status of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action needed in databases
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the laboratory leadership

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, biostatistics, Informatics, Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university. 
    • Demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably R, STATA, SPSS, SAS or related software  
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to details and accuracy
    • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
    • Should be able to program in Microsoft Visual Studio 
    • Be familiar with SQL databases

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    Laboratory Analyst (Quality Assurance Officer) - DLSP

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee a quality control program appropriate for tests performed in the DLSP laboratories
    • Ensures delivery against QA department goals and objectives i.e. Meeting commitment and Coordinating overall quality assurance schedules.
    • Tie breaker- performs test; implementing statistics and process control tools; maintaining effective compliance and corrective actions procedures.
    • Responsible and accountable of flagging the timing of interdepartmental deliverables and quality of their output i.e. time schedules and time plans or layout
    • Implement improvements to laboratory testing procedures to improve efficiency, resource utilization, decrease turnaround time, etc., utilizing new and established laboratory policies and procedures.
    • Work with project managers to develop project schedules and resource allocation models for QA related projects and other activities such as software deployment, customer integration, and professional services validation.
    • In consultation with laboratory management, stop further processing of any work until the quality problem has been corrected
    • Develop, perform, and manage an audit program that encompasses all phases of laboratory practices and field sample collection and provide assurance that, documentation, and record-keeping  requirements are met.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Vacancy Requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in any of the following disciplines: Medical Microbiology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Virology, Biochemistry or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • At least four (4) years relevant work experience;  
    • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians andTechnologists Board (KMLTTB) Where applicable; 
    • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board where applicable;  
    • Proficiency in Computer Application; 

    Skills & Competencies

    • Good knowledge of GLP/GCLP  
    • Trained in ISO 15189 implementation 
    • Planning skills 
    • Creativity and innovation skills 
    • Analytical skills

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