KEMRI-Wellcome Assistant Clinical Healthcare and Research Jobs in Kilifi - Kenya

KEMRI-Wellcome Assistant Clinical Healthcare and Research Jobs in Kilifi - Kenya

Reference Number:

  • ARO230818

    Employment Type:

  • Full time


  • Clinical Healthcare and Research

    Job Grade:

  • 6.01


  • Kenya


  • Kilifi


    To work in an exciting project within the CHAIN Immunology Sub-study looking at Neutrophil Cell Function.

    The successful candidate will be expected to steer the project; to contribute to all related research activities including literature review, project development, laboratory experimentation, data analysis & data reporting.


    Reports to:

  • Immunology Post-doc.
  • Project Manager.
  • Principal Investigator.


  • None


  • None


  • Ordering and keeping track of all laboratory supplies and reagents related to the project.

    Job Dimensions:

  • The Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN) Immunology Sub-study.

  • CHAIN is a multi-site prospective cohort study network which aims to understand the risk factors and mechanisms related to increased mortality (inpatient and post-discharge) in vulnerable children.

  • The Immunology Sub-study within CHAIN will assess the longitudinal profiles of different immune parameters during hospitalisation and after nutritional rehabilitation.

  • The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the post-doc assigned to the Neutrophil study to develop the project idea and conduct laboratory work.

  • The work will involve a substantial amount of biological sample processing, experimentation, data analysis and reporting.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out literature reviews and prepare/ draft write-ups related to the project and other reviews that may be required for inclusion in proposals, seminars and publications.
  • Participate in execution of project objectives including protocol development, set up and validation of experimental assays, identifying resource requirements and keeping track of reagent orders and consumption
    Work with the Principal Investigator and other relevant staff to prepare research plans in liaison with other teams such as clinical services and field workers.
  • Participate in the reception, processing, organisation and archiving of study samples and ensure all related records and reports are handled and managed in line with study protocols.
  • Liase with the data and statistical team to ensure that all data related to the project are accurate, complete and up to date.
  • Carry out data analysis and interpretation and provide relevant matrices/ information including statistical summaries, charts, graphs, reports etc.
  • Participate in tracking use of project funds through liason with the purchasing team and the operations officer.
  • Prepare and submit draft reports as required including activity reports, project progress reports.
  • Regularly attend
    and present at Institute Journal Clubs and seminars when called upon.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • A BSc degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • At least 1 year experience with laboratory based research in Immunology or a relevant Biomedical field
  • Prior experience with Flow Cytometry and tissue Culture will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy: Proficiency in Microsoft or Mac-OS Applications


  • Excellent planning, organisation and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision
  • Confidentiality, integrity and attention to detail
  • Good Analytical and Presentation Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Training and accreditation in Good Clinical & Laboratory Practice and a clear understanding of GCLP requirements

    Physical Environment/Conditions:

  • Based at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya.
  • Be available to work out of hours and on weekends when necessary.
  • Exposure to materials considered infectious and/or biohazards.

    Application Procedure:

  • To apply for this post you must be a registered user.
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  • All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.
  • Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews.
  • The application closing date is 6 September, 2018.

  • KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI-Wellcome Assistant Clinical Healthcare and Research Jobs in Kilifi - Kenya

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