KEMRI Senior Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in health in Kenya.


KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading center of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery”.




KEMRI Senior Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

The primary role of this position is to provide leadership within Scientific
and Ethics Review Unit (SERU) - (Research Regulation/ Quality control and Mentoring/Training).

Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Serve as Secretary to SERU committee;
  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific, technical and ethical components of research
    proposals;
  • Advising investigators on adherence to/compliance with mandated Kenyan laws,
    regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants' protection;
  • Coordinating and conducting expedited review of proposals;
  • Carrying out site monitoring and other regulatory activities for various studies reviewed at SERU to ensure compliancy.
  • Coordinating the activities of analysts and/or administrative support staff, as appropriate;
  • Advising and guiding research investigators with respect to the proposal development and
    documentation necessary to ensure compliance with provisions pertaining to human
    research participant protections in biomedical and clinical research;
  • Attending SERU meetings and providing technical support and guidance on regulatory
    matters; records medical and ethical issues discussed, and ensures accurate documentation of final committee determinations;
  • Ensuring maintenance of an accurate and comprehensive database of reviewed and approved research.

    Requirements for Appointment:-

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent
    qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Research Regulation;
  • Diploma in Research ethics/ Relevant Certificate training in Research ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  • Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Ability to lead and operationally supervise staff;
  • Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Knowledge of current and emerging legislative, policy, and operational issues and trends in the area of research compliance.

    How to apply

    The following will be required during the interviews :-

  • Certificate of good conduct, Higher
    Education Loans Board compliance certificate,
  • KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference
  • Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.

    Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 22nd May 2018
    to:-

    The Director,
    Kenya Medical Research Institute,
    P.O. Box 54840-00200,
    NAIROBI,
    (Attn: Assistant Director (HR))



    KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Senior Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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