• Job Opportunities at Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

  • Posted on: 14 July, 2017 Deadline: 20 July, 2017
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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.

    Data Intern



    The purpose of the internship is to assist in data management including data collection, mining, filing, archiving, QA/QC, database updates and generating reports

    Responsibilities for the Data Internship

    • Data collection, compilation , cleaning , investigational analysis and processing for entry into databases
    • Designing, improving and updating live databases for long term data storage and back-ups
    • Assisting in data analysis
    • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software systems, networks, printers and scanners
    • Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software
    • Trouble shoots all technology issues including hardware, software and network operating system
    • Preparing daily and weekly reports
    • Scanning and filing of records, archive systems in accordance to department procedures
    • Monitor security of all technology
    • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor

    Qualifications for the Data Internship

    • Education and Professional training
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and computer science or a related field from a recognized university
    • Training on data analysis (STATA and or R)


    • Very Good IT skills including hardware, software and networks
    • Good communication skills.


    • Experience in data entry/data management an added advantage
    • Skills in database development

    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

    • A stipend will be provided.
    • Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover
    • The project MAY NOT offer employment after the completion of internship.

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    Research Officer / Project Coordinator


    The position reports to the Principal Research Officer / Principal Investigator (PI).

    Key Responsibilities

    • Day-to-day management of activities in multiple AMR projects with minimal supervisory input.
    • Train, supervise, mentor, motivate and support staff and students (MSc/PhD)
    • Coordinate staff work assignments, protocol and SOP training, proficiency and competence testing
    • Manage process of data collection, entry, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
    • Interpret, report and communicate essential elements of the program
    • Manage and track budgets and resources
    • Assist with project reports, scientific publications and submission of proposals and grants
    • Oversee regulatory compliance issues
    • Find positive approaches to problem solving for research, management and personnel issues


    1. Master’s degree in Microbiology or related field with strong molecular biology and genomic analysis skills and >3 years’ experience in an active research program
    2. Proficiency in database management and the use of statistical analysis packages such as STATA, SPSS and Access databases
    3. Strong communication skills both verbal and written with scientific publication record in peer reviewed journals.

    Additional skills and competencies

    1. A mature leadership approach that can promote diversity, continued learning, safety, and productivity in the workplace
    2. Good organizational skills including time management, scheduling, managing resource and meeting deadlines.

    Terms of Employment: One year contract.

    Grade: MR 11
    Probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: The salary is based on KEMRI salary scale.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    • Data Intern - phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org
    • Research Officer / Project Coordinator - Nairobi.HR@usamru-k.org

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application together with their detailed CV to the recruitment officer through e-mail

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