KEMRI – RCTP Programmer Jobs in Kenya
KEMRI – RCTP Programmer Jobs in KenyaThe 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.
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
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,
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; email@example.com
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