Research Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Research Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Department

Obstetrics and
Gynaecology

Entity

AKU

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Chartered in 1983, Aga
Khan University (AKU, www.aku.edu) is a private, autonomous and self-governing
international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three
continents.

An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network
(www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in multiple health science and
social science disciplines, carries out research pertinent primarily to low-
and middle-income countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325
outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students
and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an
agent of social change. As a leading international institution dedicated to
excellence and change, AKU operates on the core principles of quality,
relevance, impact and access.

The University is both a
model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international
institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact
and access. The Medical College has 4-year Master of Medicine degrees in
anaesthesia, family medicine, medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology,
paediatrics, pathology, radiology, and surgery.

Currently the University
offers fellowship programmes in the following specialties: Cardiology,
Infectious Diseases, Neonatology and Paediatric Neurology.

Job Summary

The Research Nurse will
be responsible for enrolment, data collection, blood sampling and follow up of
study participants, to better understand how severe acute
respiratory-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy impacts women
and their neonates during pregnancy and post-partum period. S/he will work
within the Centre of Excellence for Women and Child Health, East Africa and
report to the Principal Investigator.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct
    proper recruitment and enrolment of study participants.
  • Facilitate
    accurate data collection using case report forms.
  • Ensure
    timely sample collection by availing the test kits to the study sites,
    collection of blood samples and packaging and delivery of blood samples to
    the laboratory.
  • Follow
    up study participants and collect follow up study data.

Qualifications

  • Diploma
    in Kenya Registered Community Nurse or equivalent.
  • Proof
    of registration with relevant professional body.
  • Minimum
    3 years of relevant clinical experience preferably in nursing and
    midwifery.
  • Experience
    in research is an asset.

 How to Apply

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