KEMRI Researcher Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Researcher Jobs in Kenya


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Biological Sciences, Public health or related field in health sciences from a recognized university

  • Minimum of 3- years of experience in clinical or public health research

  • Proficiency in the use of microsoft

  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Desired Skills, Competences & Abilities

  • Background knowledge and skills in clinical and/or mortality setting

  • Planning and reporting skills

  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken.

  • Be interested and willing to work in a mortality and antenatal research study

  • Good interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong leadership and excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to withstand postmortem procedures

  • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy to bereaved family members

  • Ability to work in a complex multidisciplinary group, especially in MOH set-up

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics

  • Experience with collection of high dimensional longitudinal data


  • Develop scientific research proposals to address identified research gaps

  • Develop project budgets and procurement plans on the basis of on-going research projects

  • Assist in the implementation of research projects and/or supervising designated aspects of the work

  • Develop standard operating procedures and work instructions to standardize study activities and ensure compliance with Good clinical practice

  • Supervise field personnel in project teams to ensure adherence to SOPs, facilitate

  • Analyse and prepare reports for conference presentation and publications for peer review and knowledge

  • Develop research participant/patient standard operating procedures (SOPS) through consultation with the research team

  • Collection of high dimensional longitudinal clinical data

  • Developing Program reports;

  • Conducting detailed clinical data abstraction from the
    medical records of enrolled cases to a web based system or other

  • Present clinical data to consultants

  • Support the process of study sensitization/feedback to the communities, health facilities, MOH leadership and other partners

  • Enroll and follow-up study participants

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy

  • Ensure high quality accurate data collection and recording of confidential clinical data

  • Develop and reviews study Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor

    Terms of Employment

  • Employment is a one (1) year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months.

  • Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

    How to Apply

  • 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 with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
    Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
    Contact telephone number

  • A candidate must fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution

  • Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to: no later than 10th November,2020.

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