KEMRI – RCTP Programmer Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI – RCTP Programmer Jobs in Kenya


  • The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) is currently conducting research projects that include the ADAPT-I (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (ADAPT-R) Study and ADAPT-R-II.

  • The ADAPT studies utilise the novel sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) approach to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of a family of sequential strategies to prevent initial lapses in HIV retention and to treat those that occur.

  • We have the below vacancy in the ADAPT-R-II study.

    Position description

  • This is a software developer position.

  • Translating business and functional requirements into software development goals will be a key responsibility.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and execute the electronic data enterprise for the study

  • Develop data input forms, write and modify code, and generate queries and reports to meet study standards and procedures

  • Develop user friendly interfaces with strict data quality parameters for data entry
    Develop a Node.js API to communicate with the Machine Learning Recommendation system (MLRS).

  • Assist with the development of data pipelines to migrate data from clinical sources to the data warehouse, and work to develop user-facing modules to consume data from both MLRS and data warehouse

  • Maintain and troubleshoot software functionality, ensuring consistent study data flow

  • Write and execute queries to extract data from OpenMRS/KenyaEMR

  • Prepare flow charts and system diagrams to illustrate data system and assist in problem analysis and detailed design source documentation

  • Provide support and advice to system administrators when they encounter software issues that require a more advanced software understanding

  • Provide software as needed to transfer and transform data between platform and data stores such as MySQL, SQL, ODK, among others

  • Analyze and develop, or recommend, software solutions to support and extend software applications and to meet user and study needs

  • Work closely with the Study Data Manager, ICT officer, and end users for optimal data system use and functionality

  • Liaison with FACES programming team through frequent communication and knowledge sharing for enhanced and complimentary programming skills

  • Prepares data for analysis in various formats
    as required by investigators.

  • Participate in weekly science meetings, US-Kenya data manager meetings, and in-country study team meetings

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems/Computer Science or equivalent from a recognized university.

    Specific skills include

  • Ability to work with the following programming languages: HTML, CSS, jQuery, SQL,
    Java, JavaScript frameworks (NodeJS, ExpressJS AngularJS, Angular 6+ or React etc), and .NET languages

  • Knowledge in using APIs (RESTful, JSON)

  • Ability to work with ODK, OpenMRS/KenyaEMR, and other open source systems is an added advantage

  • Demonstrated expertise in software architecture, object-oriented design, design patterns, data structures and multi-threading

  • Proven ability to write code, program parameters for data integrity, and extract data from relational databases using SQL

  • Ability to work closely with the study team to translate user requirements into functional specifications then into technical development

  • Proven ability to train users on the computer application use

  • Ability to create user, application and technical documentation for developers and end-users

  • Ability to stay abreast of current technology advances and learn new development tools and technology

  • Fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability and teamwork.

    Applications should include the following

  • A cover letter stating current position and date available to start working for the program

  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact

  • Name and phone number for two professional referees

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)

  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

  • 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

  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

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