KEMRI Laboratory Research Medical Specialist Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Laboratory Research Medical Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

To undertake research/ clinical trials and ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and programme policies in performing/overseeing clinical activities and the execution of research studies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Principal Investigator and the project manager to prepare and execute research plans in liaison with the clinicians and other teams in the laboratory and the community liaison group.
  • Take the lead in/contribute to the study set up, identification of resource requirements, documentation of protocols, staff training and grading and identifying adverse events.
  • Work with the clinical team and researchers to provide good quality clinical care to the study participants throughout the study period.
  • Ensure that the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants are protected, and clinical trial activities are conducted in accordance with the protocol, GCP and the regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensure adherence to the clinical SOPs regarding clinical and laboratory investigations of the participants in the study.
  • Carry out desktop research/ literature reviews and prepare/ draft write-ups as may be required for inclusion in/ to support proposals, presentations/seminars and publications.
  • Lead the collection, processing, compilation and analysis of study data/samples and ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with the study protocol.
  • Prepare, analyse and present research summaries to supervisors, community and county stakeholders, international collaborators, and sponsors.
  • Liaise with the data clerks and managers to ensure that all data is entered into relevant databases on time and verified.
  • Prepare and submit draft reports as required including activity reports, project progress reports amongst others.
  • Attend and actively participate in investigator’s meetings and other meetings within the department and programme e.g. journal clubs/seminars as needed.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned by supervisors from time to time.



  • A degree in Medicine and Surgery.
  • MSc or MPH
  • Demonstrable active interest and/or experience in biomedical research.
  • Minimum
    5 years’ post qualification experience.
  • Eligibility for registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board i.e. you should have completed your internship by the time you commence the position.
  • Ability to lead and work within a team.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Training and or experience in clinical research
  • Training/ experience in literature research, critical appraisal of literature and evidence reviews.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in
  • Microsoft applications.


  • Training in ICH-GCP.
  • Experience in both adult medicine and paediatrics (clinical or research)
  • 2-3 years’ experience in clinical trials
  • Experience/qualification in basic biostatistics and clinical research.
  • Current passport and ability to travel for international meetings.

  • Strong analytical and follow through ability; attentive to detail
  • Ability to follow laid down processes and procedures
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online
  • All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.
  • Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews.
  • The application closing date is 27th June, 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Laboratory Research Medical Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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