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  • Posted: Aug 8, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 13, 2019
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  • The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
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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).

    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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    Clinical Officer

    Vacancy: CGHR /94/07/19

    Program 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 Clinical Officer.

    Location: Kisian

    Reporting to: Principal Investigator.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in clinical medicine.
    • Be registered with relevant professional body and in possession of a valid practicing license.
    • At least two years of clinical trial experience.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
    • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken.
    • Training in Good Clinical Practices and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages

    Responsibilities

    • Collect clinical data for the project from study participants.
    • Perform phlebotomy on consented study participants.
    • Attend to clinical follow-up of participants.
    • Provide clinical care to study participants in a designated health facility, which includes on-call.
    • Liaise with other study team members as necessary to achieve the desired goals.
    • Contribute to seminars, educational activities in a selected health facility.
    • Any other related duties as 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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    Study Clinician

    Vacancy No. CGHR92/07/19

    Program description

    This program is Collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases.

    Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the IMPROVE 2 project within the Malaria Branch.

    LOCATION: Rabuor Sub-County Hospital

    REPORTING to: Study Coordinator

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine
    • Experience in malaria in pregnancy clinical trials
    • Experience in HIV care and treatment
    • GCP training

    Desired Qualities

    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili- both written and oral.
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to work well in a team, with the public and to collaborate with counterparts.
    • Experience in cardiac safety monitoring conducting ECGs
    • Experience with ultrasound in pregnancy
    • Able to write regular reports in a timely manner
    • Able to work closely with ministry of health PMTCT teams
    • Able to work well in a diverse team

    Responsibilities

    Specific tasks and responsibilities:

    • Provide participant education and informed consent for the trial
    • Administer study drugs in line with the protocol and standard operating procedures
    • Conduct cardiac safety monitoring for trial participants by carrying out ECGs for a sub-set of participants
    • Review all sick visits and refer for appropriate care
    • Complete case report forms according to Good Clinical Practice standards
    • Participate in sample collection as required by the protocol and standard operating procedures
    • Advice PMTCT providers on switching guidelines for eligible participants as per the trial
    • Advice PMTCT providers with HIV care and treatment of research participants
    • Conduct quality checks of case report forms and correct errors before data entry
    • Conduct maternal and infant anthropometry for research participants
    • Other duties as assigned by the study coordinator

    Terms of Employment

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

    Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following:

    • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number).
    • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
    • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers.
    • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts.

    Apply to

    Deputy Director,
    CGHR,
    P.O. Box 1578-40100
    Kisumu

    not later than August 13, 2019.

    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 RECRUITMENT 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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