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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 26, 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. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Medical Officer/Assistant Research Office

    Program description: This project is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

    Reporting to: Principal Investigator

    Location: Kacheliba Sub-County Hospital Kacheliba Town, West Pokot County

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Work closely and under the supervision of PIs and Co-PIs Participate in protocol development, responding to reviewer and ethical review committee queries and comments Participate in the development of clinical research documents (e.g. SOPs, case report forms, reports and statistical analysis) Identify, and document adverse events and serious adverse events and report to the Principal Investigator (PI) Respond to clinical queries from the Clinical Research Coordinators Maintaining adequate and accurate progress notes and source documents Ensure that studies are conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements as per the protocol. Assist in reconciling all research data Presenting regularly monthly reports Willing and motivated to build a career in Neglected Diseases.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    M.B.Ch.B degree and registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board with current annual renewal. Previous experience in research is an added advantage

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Organizational skills Coordination of work and ability to meet timelines Leadership skills Team Player Ability to write reports Willing to work in the rural areas Competency in local dialect (Pokot) is an added advantage
    • Proficiency in the use of computers for:
    • Word E-mail/Internet Spreadsheets Data-bases
    • Simple accounting is an added advantage.

    Terms of employment:

    • A 1-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.
    • The post attracts a gross salary between KSh.250,000 – 300,000/month
    • The position is full time based in Kacheliba Hospital, West Pokot County

    Preferred start date: 1st January 2020.

    Applications MUST include the following:

    All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements Must include a current CV with names of at least 3 referees with their contact details (Telephone and E-mail) Contact Telephone Number 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 Originals to be availed during the interviews

    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.
    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    Method of Application

    Applications are due not later than November 26, 2019 and should be sent via email to:
    Director Centre for Clinical Research Kenya Medical Research Institute Email: ccr@kemri.org

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