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KEMRI Principal Research Officer

JOB GROUP MR/13 (1 POSITION)

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya.

KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-

The holder of this position will be the Head of KEMRI’s Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU) and will report to the Deputy Director (Research & Development).

He/She will be responsible for provision of regulatory expertise for purposes of regulatory compliance and ensuring provision of efficient and timely review of research proposals.

Duties for the Principal Research Officer Job

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and regulatory operations at the Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU).
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures and in the design and implementation of projects and programs supporting SERU activities.
  • Providing analytical, technical and professional support to the Institutional Review Board.
  • Supporting all aspects of applicable regulatory compliance.
  • Ensuring optimal service to the research community and accurate compliance with relevant government and Institutional policies.
  • Advising investigators on compliance with Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants’ protection.
  • Ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations.
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff.
  • The Human subjects protection officer for the FWA.
  • Be responsible for mobilizing resources for SERU activities.
  • Providing oversight in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Quality assurance systems for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision of SERU Staff, research analysts and research administrators; and
  • Engaging in research on ethics / human subjects’ protection.

Principal Research Officer Job Requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  • A higher qualification in research or Clinical ethics will be an advantage;
  • Diploma in ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  • Four (4) years or more in research management experience in a similar organization, membership in an ethics committee;
  • Training in management for at least one month;
  • Analytical skills to interpret data and present findings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse research environment;
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of SERU information and records;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Ability to lead a team and to be a team player with strong mentoring and capacity building skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May, 2018 to:-

The Director,

Kenya Medical Research Institute,

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI, (Attn: Head of Human Resources)

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI Job Vacancy : Assistant Research Officers

Vacancy No. 4/VPM1002

The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill a vacancy in the following position: 2 medical officers for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.

POSITION: Assistant Research Officers (Medical Officers) MR 10 (2 Positions)

Assistant Research Officers Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university, and registered with the KMPDB.
  • One year experience working in a busy out and inpatient set up;
  • Research experience is an added advantage

Desirable Qualities:

  • Able to work long hours with a large team
  • Medical knowledge of case management of diseases prevalent in local catchment area
  • Ability to prioritize workload of self and program team members and balance conflicting demands.
  • Ability to lead and work within a team environment and in a diverse cultural environment.

Position Summary:

Incumbent will have oversight of the clinical and nursing teams in the execution of the medical requirements of the protocol. He/She will carry out medical evaluations of participants, oversee study investigational product administration, report safety events and provide medical care to participants

Responsibilities for the Assistant Research Officers Job

  • Review participants and provide medical care
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the protocol, study designs and objectives for implementation
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures for Clinical Management of participants
  • Report problems encountered in the field to Principal Investigator/Study
  • Coordinator
  • Supervise Clinical and nursing personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Study Coordinator

Terms of Employment:

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

Remuneration: salary and benefits are based on the KEMRI scheme of service

Hard copies of the 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 Certificates, or Transcripts
  • Must have Certificate of good conduct
  • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

How to Apply

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd May 2018. The Director Kenya Medical Research Institute P.O. Box 54840-00200 NAIROBI. Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources Or send by email to personnel@kemri.org KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR AND 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 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Kenya Medical Research Institute Senior Research Officer

JOB GROUP MR/12 (1 POSITION)

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya.

KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-

The primary role of this position is to provide leadership within Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU) – (Research Regulation/ Quality control and Mentoring/Training).

Duties for the Senior Research Officer Job

  • Serve as Secretary to SERU committee;
  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific, technical and ethical components of research proposals;
  • Advising investigators on adherence to/compliance with mandated Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants’ protection;
  • Coordinating and conducting expedited review of proposals;
  • Carrying out site monitoring and other regulatory activities for various studies reviewed at SERU to ensure compliancy.
  • Coordinating the activities of analysts and/or administrative support staff, as appropriate;
  • Advising and guiding research investigators with respect to the proposal development and documentation necessary to ensure compliance with provisions pertaining to human research participant protections in biomedical and clinical research;
  • Attending SERU meetings and providing technical support and guidance on regulatory matters; records medical and ethical issues discussed, and ensures accurate documentation of final committee determinations;
  • Ensuring maintenance of an accurate and comprehensive database of reviewed and approved research.
  • Reviewing clinical research applications, safety reports, DSMB reports and advises the SERU on matters requiring their attention and creates a safety report database and generates monthly technical reports.
  • Maintaining up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations;
  • Executing audits of clinical research projects;
  • Reviewing research and medical records and processes as appropriate to assess compliance with proposals, regulatory requirements, and guidelines;
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU Committee members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff;
  • Engaging in Monitoring and Quality assurance activities for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision to research administrators;
  • Representing SERU at various internal and/or external institutional fora, as appropriate.

Senior Research Officer Job Requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Research Regulation;
  • Diploma in Research ethics/ Relevant Certificate training in Research ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  • Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to lead and operationally supervise staff;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Knowledge of current and emerging legislative, policy, and operational issues and trends in the area of research compliance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May, 2018 to:-

The Director,

Kenya Medical Research Institute,

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI, (Attn: Head of Human Resources)

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Application letter.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI Data Specialists (3 Posts)

Vacancy No. 7/VPM1002

Program description: The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill vacancy in the following position: data specialist 1 for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.

Position: Data Specialists I, MR 7 (3 Positions)

Data Specialists Job Requirements:

  • Diploma in Computer Studies or Information Technology
  • KCSE minimum C- (Minus) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year working in data management preferable within a research set-up
  • Knowledge in working with web based data capture systems is essential
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
  • Experience with handling qualitative data and software

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

  • Experience in Data cleaning and validation
  • Experience in source data verification and working with web based data capture systems is an added advantage
  • Attention to detail and good work ethics
  • Must be able to multitask with several programs at the same time including Ms Excel, Ms Access and SQL
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal motivation
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player

Responsibilities for the Data Specialists Job

  • Participate in programming and data management of program data
  • Ensure timely completion of CRFs and data entry into the databases– meet data team allocated targets
  • Perform source data verification, validation and discrepancy management
  • Perform data cleaning and quality assurance and control
  • Ensure that data is routinely backed up, anti-virus scans are conducted, and data security measures are adhered to protect data and patient confidentiality
  • Troubleshoot and solve common electronic data capture system problems
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Terms of Employment:

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

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales

Applications MUST include the following:

  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Three letters of reference from your referees.
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

How to Apply

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd

May 2018.

The Director

Kenya Medical Research Institute

P.O. Box 54840-00200

NAIROBI.

Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources

Or send by email to personnel@kemri.org

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR AND 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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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