KMFRI Senior Research Scientist - Natural Products Chemistry Jobs in Kenya

KMFRI Senior Research Scientist - Natural Products Chemistry Jobs in Kenya


  • The senior research scientists shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas.

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Prioritizing research problems for implementation;

  • Developing research concepts for donor support;

  • Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;

  • Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;

  • Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;

  • Budgeting for research projects and resource management;

  • Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;

  • Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;

  • Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;

  • Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;

  • Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;

  • Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;

  • Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;

  • Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;

  • Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;

  • Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request

  • Developing Policy briefs

  • Organizing monthly internal seminars

  • Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop

  • Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications

  • Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international)

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • At least six (6) years of relevant experience,
    three (3) of which must have been as a Research Scientist or a comparable position in the public or private sector;

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Biochemistry or Natural Products chemistry

  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Biochemistry, Natural products chemistry

  • Published a minimum of five (5) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals, with at least two (2) first authorship as a Research Scientist, KMFRI Grade 6, or a comparable position.

  • A supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.

  • Project Management Course lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Experience in operating and interpreting data from GC, HPLC, LC-MS, NMR

  • Strong communication and reporting skills;

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;

  • Strong organization and interpersonal skill;

  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

  • Conflict management; and

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KMFRI Senior Research Scientist - Natural Products Chemistry Jobs in Kenya


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