NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI 2019
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Study Clinician


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.

POSITION: Study Clinician, MR 7
LOCATION: Rabuor Sub-County Hospital
REPORTING to: Study Coordinator
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Diploma in Clinical Medicine
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Experience in malaria in pregnancy
clinical trials
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Experience in HIV care and treatment
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GCP training
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Fluency in English and Kiswahili-
both written and oral.
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Excellent communication skills;
ability to work well in a team, with the public and to collaborate with
counterparts.
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Experience in cardiac safety
monitoring conducting ECGs
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Experience with ultrasound in pregnancy
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Able to write regular reports in a
timely manner
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Able to work closely with ministry of
health PMTCT teams
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Able to work well in a diverse team
Specific tasks and responsibilities:
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Provide participant education and
informed consent for the trial
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Administer study drugs in line with
the protocol and standard operating procedures
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Conduct cardiac safety monitoring for
trial participants by carrying out ECGs for a sub-set of participants
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Review all sick visits and refer for
appropriate care
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Complete case report forms according
to Good Clinical Practice standards
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Participate in sample collection as
required by the protocol and standard operating procedures
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Advice PMTCT providers on switching
guidelines for eligible participants as per the trial
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Advice PMTCT providers with HIV care
and treatment of research participants
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Conduct quality checks of case report
forms and correct errors before data entry
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Conduct maternal and infant
anthropometry for research participants
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Other duties as assigned by the study
coordinator
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.
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 two
vacancies for Laboratory Technologists.
Position: Laboratory Technologist MR 7 (2 positions)
Reporting to: Assistant Research Officer/Principal Investigator.
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Diploma in applied biology or related
subject from a recognized institution.
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Two years’ experience in both field
and laboratory research setting.
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Experience with polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) or field entomology on mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti,
will be added advantage.
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Experience with data entry.
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Prepare human blood samples for
testing for presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses using real-time PCR in a
research laboratory.
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Participate in the management of
project laboratory equipment
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Make requisition for and control use
of field supplies.
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Be responsible for sample collection
of Aedes aegypti eggs, larvae, pupae and adults at targeted places by assigned
entomology team.
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Rear Aedes aegypti in the
insectaries.
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Perform morphological identification
of mosquitoes.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
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.

Position: Clinical Officer MR 7 (1 position)
Reporting to: Principal Investigator.
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Diploma in clinical medicine.
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Be registered with relevant
professional body and in possession of a valid practicing license.
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At least two years of clinical trial
experience.
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Strong interpersonal and
communication skills (oral and written)
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Fluency in both English and Swahili,
written and spoken.
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Training in Good Clinical Practices
and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages
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Collect clinical data for the project
from study participants.
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Perform phlebotomy on consented study
participants.
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Attend to clinical follow-up of
participants.
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Provide clinical care to study
participants in a designated health facility, which includes on-call.
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Liaise with other study team members
as necessary to achieve the desired goals.
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Contribute to seminars, educational
activities in a selected health facility.
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Any other related duties as assigned
from time to time by the supervisor.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
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).
Reporting to: Principal Investigator
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Bachelor degree in
biomedical/biological science, microbiology or any science related course from
a recognized institution.
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Excellent written and verbal communication
skills.
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At least two years work experience in
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a research set-up
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Experience in viral PCR work will be
an added advantage.
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Strong hands-on experience in running
a biomedical research laboratory.
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Strong supervisory and management
skills.
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Strong data processing skills.
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Ability to work independently, in an
organized and a timely manner and under minimum supervision.
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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.
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Implement all laboratory Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs).
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Upload all laboratory data on online
databases.
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Relay laboratory results promptly to
field teams.
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Manage all laboratory equipment and
field supplies.
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Participate in planning meetings and
scheduled conference calls with other members of the study team.
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Coordinate and train students on
attachment and internship assigned to the laboratory.
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Perform any other related duties that
may be assigned from time to time.
One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
and a probation period for the first 3 months.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.
Applications should include the following:
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Letter of Application (Indicate
Vacancy Number).
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Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
with telephone number and e-mail address.
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Three letters of reference with
contact telephone numbers.
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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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