KEMRI Research Scientist Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Research Scientist Jobs in Kenya


Program Description

  • This program is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the University of Colorado (UC).

  • It involves conducting research and
    program support for activities related to malaria, HIV, EBV and other diseases.

  • The project has the following vacancy in the laboratory

    Research Scientist

    Job Summary

  • The purpose of this job is to support research through the management of laboratory operations and coordination of laboratory activities of ongoing research projects.

    Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biotechnology, Biomedical Science or any relevant Biological
    Science degree from a recognized university.

  • Must have a minimum of one years’ experience in a busy research laboratory

  • Good knowledge of GCLP, laboratory documentation, record keeping and inventory
    management

  • Must have prior experience in basic molecular techniques such as DNA & RNA extraction, performing polymerase chain reaction; qRT-PCR.

  • Must have prior experience in basic serological techniques such as ELISA.

  • Proficient in statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA or R

  • Excellent management skills and a track record of team leadership

  • Proficiency in basic computer applications

  • Ability to work long hours

  • Attention to details and good work ethics

    Responsibilities and Specific Tasks

    The Research Scientist will be expected to: -

  • In consultation with Principal Investigators, plan, organize, coordinate and supervise laboratory operations.

  • Implement research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work

  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs), equipment repair and maintenance.

  • Supervise handling of samples; processing, and inventorying to ensure integrity of samples for both ongoing and
    repository research projects.

  • Participate in interpretation and validation of results

  • Assist research study staff with the preparation and submission of documents to SERU as required for implementation of lab-related research procedures and initiation of international shipments.

  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of laboratory staff, schedule and assign work and
    develop priorities.

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to PI and laboratory staff as needed or requested.

  • Ensure compliance with current biosafety, biosecurity, good clinical and laboratory
    practice (GCLP) and ethical requirements.

  • Coordinate all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the laboratory.

  • Maintain inventory of laboratory documents and records, including but not limited to SOPs and test results.

  • Oversee annual review of laboratory SOPs and initiate updates as needed.

  • Identify, trouble-shoot and solve problems in a timely manner.

  • Ship biological samples according to IATA regulations.

  • Attend and actively participate in regular management meetings and internal scientific
    seminars.

  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Research Scientist Jobs in Kenya


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