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  • Job Openings at Kenya Medical Research Institute - 4 Positions

  • Posted on: 2 August, 2019 Deadline: 2 August, 2019
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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.

    Office Assistant

     

    Vacancy: CGHR 96/07/19

    Project description

    This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a vacancy for an Office Assistant.

    Position: Office Assistant MR 4 (1 position)

    Location: Kisian

    Reporting to: Principal Investigator.

    Qualifications

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) D+ and above.
    • Certificate and experience in computer application packages.
    • One year experience in office work.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and highly effective multi-tasking skills with ability to coordinate and prioritize workload.
    • Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform general office management at the office of project Principal Investigator.
    • Perform general clerical duties including data entry, record keeping, organizing for meetings, requesting for supplies, etc.
    • Operate office machines to make copies of documents
    • Perform any other relate tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

    Terms of Employment

    One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

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    Assistant Research Officer

     

    Vacancy: CGHR 93/07/19

    Project description

    This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a vacancy for an Assistant Research Officer (ARO).

    Position: Assistant Research Officer MR 9 (1 position).

    Location: Kisian

    Reporting to: Principal Investigator

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in biomedical/biological science, microbiology or any science related course from a recognized institution.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • At least two years work experience in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a research set-up
    • Experience in viral PCR work will be an added advantage.
    • Strong hands-on experience in running a biomedical research laboratory.
    • Strong supervisory and management skills.
    • Strong data processing skills.
    • Ability to work independently, in an organized and a timely manner and under minimum supervision.

    Responsibilities

    • The primary role of the ARO will be to test human blood samples for the presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses using real-time PCR in a research laboratory.
    • Implement all laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Upload all laboratory data on online databases.
    • Relay laboratory results promptly to field teams.
    • Manage all laboratory equipment and field supplies.
    • Participate in planning meetings and scheduled conference calls with other members of the study team.
    • Coordinate and train students on attachment and internship assigned to the laboratory.
    • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Terms of Employment

    One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

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    Laboratory Technologist - 2 positions

     

    Vacancy: CGHR/95/07/19

    Project description

    This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a vacancy for a Laboratory Technologist.

    Position: Laboratory Technologist MR 7 (1 position).

    Location: Kisian

    Reporting to: Principal Investigator

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in medical laboratory from a recognized institution.
    • Registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
    • Two years’ experience in both field and laboratory work in a research setting.
    • Experience and skilled in phlebotomy.
    • Experience with data entry.

    Responsibilities

    • Supervise a team of Field Assistants to conduct scheduled surveys on healthy community cohort component of this study.
    • Perform phlebotomy on consented study participants.
    • Collect data as per study protocol using tablets.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Terms of Employment

    One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration

    The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

    Method of Application

    Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O. Box 1578-40100, Kisumu not later than August 13, 2019.

    • Letter of application (Indicate vacancy No.)
    • All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
    • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
    • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
    • Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
    • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

    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 short-listed candidates will be contacted

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