Job Opportunities

1.      Research Scientist – Deadline: 02/08/2021

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duration: 6 months

KMR 6 (Short Contract)

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of project activities
  • Assist with project field surveys and carrying out laboratory assays
  • Support the maintenance of basic analytical equipment such as HPLC, UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Prepare and afford monthly research project draft progress reports
  • Be available for meetings to discuss with the Principal Investigator the project progress of the analysis;
  • Assist with development of data capture tool, data entry and data analysis of project results
  • Provide support in manuscript writing
  • Contribute to drafting of the final report on the key findings from the study

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent from a recognized University,
  2. Must be familiarity with basic analytical chemistry equipment,
  3. Must be conversant with Pharmaceutical Drug analysis.
  4. Proficiency in computer application
  5. Basic knowledge in statistics will be an added advantage

Applications MUST include the following:

  1. Letter of Application,
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae with mobile phone number and e-mail address,
  3. Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  4. Academic Certificates,
  5. A copy of National Identity card or passport,
  6. Certificate of Good Conduct

Method of Application

All applications should be done through email:below no later than 2 nd August , 2021. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

2.      Sonographers – 2 Positions – Deadline: 02/08/2021

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

Position Summary:

The incumbent, working with study and MOH teams, will be responsible for performing ultrasound scans, training and mentoring frontline health providers to perform obstetric ultrasound for the FAMLI study and other studies in the ARC platform. This will entail performing scans and archiving images for the ARC studies and assisting the ministry of health staff to perform routine scans.

Requirements:

  1. Diploma in radiography with two years’ experience in obstetric sonography.
  2. A higher national diploma in sonography is an added advantage.
  3. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders including ministry of health staff.
  4. Licensed by the Kenya Radiation Protection Board.
  5. Strong technical, communication, interpersonal, and patient service skills.
  6. The ability to explain technical terms in a clear and understandable way.
  7. Good eyesight and attention to detail.

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

  1. Excellent skills in obstetric ultrasound
  2. Ability to work within a team environment and in diverse cultural environment
  3. Experience with ultrasound picture archiving and communication software
  4. Experience working with Ministry of Health staff
  5. Computer literacy in Microsoft office suite
  6. Experience using one or more statistical analysis software packages
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, resourcefulness and attention to detail.
  8. Works well with minimal supervision, employing sound judgment in problem solving and awareness of own limitations
  9. Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity, maintaining positive working relationships

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support coordination of FAMLI protocol in liaison with ARC platform coordinator and study team
  2. Performing obstetric ultrasound scans for pregnant women participating in the ultrasound substudy and other studies on the ARC platform
  3. Assisting ministry of health staff to perform ultrasound for non-study participants
  4. Training and mentoring health care providers (nurses, clinical officers) on obstetric ultrasound.
  5. Explaining sonographic procedures to patients, answering questions, preparing patients by applying the gel to the skin, and positioning the patients on the table.
  6. Selecting and examining images, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas, and determining if the scope of the exam should be extended, based on preliminary findings
  7. Presenting the sonograms and preliminary findings to the Physicians
  8. Completing the appropriate documentation and maintaining patients’ histories and medical records
  9. Archiving ultrasound images using picture archiving and communications system software
  10. Assisting Physicians and the healthcare teams during invasive procedures
  11. Maintaining and cleaning the sonographic equipment

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: EMPLOYMENT IS ON A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH

A PROBATION PERIOD FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS.

Applications MUST include the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate VacancyNumber)
  2. Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  3. Copies of certificates and testimonials
  4. Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)

Method of Application

All applications should be done through email:below no later than 2 nd August , 2021. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

3.      Nurse – Deadline: 02/08/2021

Locations: Suba/Rongo
Duration: 11 Months

Qualifications:

  1. Diploma in Nursing from a recognized medical training institution.
  2. Registered with the Nursing council and has a valid practicing license
  3. At least one year experience with Clinical research

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants and treat medical conditions as may apply
  2. Perform clinical assessment of participants & interpret laboratory results.
  3. VL monitoring and counseling, giving feedback to study participants
  4. Administer informed consent to prospective and continuing study participants and record the process appropriately
  5. Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community
  6. Develop in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and the logistics required to conduct the study
  7. Track/trace participants for their study visits within the prescribed visit windows to ensure good retention and safety monitoring
  8. Participate in Provider consultation and discussion via WhatsApp will occur upon each detectable
  9. VL test result and for any other issue or barrier to adherence identified by the study staff as requiring consultation, as needed
  10. Report problems encountered to the study Coordinator and consult appropriately
  11. Report adverse events as applicable and document all protocol deviations
  12. Counsel participants on HIV/AIDS and various treatment/prevention on offer. Maintain participant confidentiality at all times
  13. Maintain good relationship with the community, the rest of the clinical team and the other departments in the facility
  14. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the study Coordinator and designated supervisors
  15. Works in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity

Other required skills:

  1. Minimum 2 years’ experience in HIV Clinical care management including anti-retroviral.
  2. Experience in implementing clinical research studies.
  3. Comfortable working in remote rural villages of Suba, Mbita & Rongo, Uriri Sub-Counties of Southern Nyanza.
  4. Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and preferably Dholuo
  5. Ability to ride a motorbike (with a valid riding/driving license) will be an added advantage.

Applications should include the following:

  1. Letter of application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  2. A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
  3. Name and phone number for two professional referees
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  6. Copies of academic and professional certificates

Method of Application

All applications should be done through email:below no later than 2 nd August , 2021. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

4.     Research Assistants – (8 Positions) – Deadline: 18/08/2021

KMR/7 Vacancy No. FN-031-07-2021

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Duration: A renewable one year contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being probation period.

Qualifications:

  1. Diploma in Nursing, Public Health, Sociology, Community Health & Development; Social Work,
  2. Counselling or any other relevant health/social sciences required. Bachelor’s Degree qualification in the related field preferred
  3. Experience with community-based research for public health or clinical studies preferred
  4. Experience with research studies or programs on TB/COVID-19 will be an added advantage
  5. Training and experience in conducting quantitative surveys preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Implement all components of the study protocol at the site level
  2. Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for all study components
  3. Explaining the study to and recruiting eligible participants for the study
  4. Administering informed consent and enrolling eligible participants
  5. Administering baseline assessments surveys for participants recruited into the study
  6. Assist in sample collection for SARS-CoV-2 screening
  7. Regularly monitoring participants progress as per the study protocol
  8. Conduct routine follow up visits and assessments of the participants during the study period
  9. Conduct contact tracing for close contacts of all TB and COVID-19 cases confirmed
  10. Ensure completeness of all data collected
  11. Participate in study meetings (in-person, internet conference calls)
  12. Assist with dissemination of study findings
  13. May perform other project related duties as requested or required

Other required skills:

  1. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  2. Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholou required
  3. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  4. Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload
  5. Excellent time and resource management skills
  6. Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines
  7. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  8. High level of competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  9. Must be willing to work in informal and low-income settlement
  10. Flexibility to work non-business hours; being available for calls outside of business hours due to time differences between the U.S. and Kenya

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

Method of Application

Applications to be done through the email below later than 18th August, 2021. (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

5.     Project Coordinator – Deadline: 18/08/2021

KMR/ 5

Vacancy No. FN-031-07-2021

Reports to: Co- Principle Investigator

Duration: A renewable one year contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being probation period.

Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in a health-related field with qualifications in public health or a related discipline preferred
  2. Bachelor of Science or an equivalent Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or relevant field
  3. Experience with community-based research for public health or clinical studies preferred
  4. Knowledge on TB/COVID-19 epidemiology will be an added advantage
  5. Prior leadership experience managing research teams preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide management oversight to the project and ensure it is in line with the approved protocol and work plan;
  2. Coordinate implementation of all components of the study protocol at the site level
  3. Provide technical support for all study components
  4. Ensure compliance to protocol and procedures for all study components
  5. Oversee participant recruitment, follow-ups and communications
  6. Maintain all documents related to participant recruitment and consent, data collection and management
  7. Oversee collection and management of data for all study components by research staff
  8. Assist with administrative needs of research study, including procurement of supplies
  9. Establish and monitor study plans, schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures
  10. Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  11. Assist in training, supervision and mentorship of the Kenya-based research staff
  12. Represent the TB-COVID project management and build strong cross-functional relationships with government authorities and other partners;
  13. Communicate on a regular basis with the project team on the progress of the overall project and related issues;
  14. Organize and participate in study meetings (in-person, internet conference calls)
  15. Assist with dissemination of study findings
  16. Act as liaison between investigators, participants and staff.

Other required skills:

  1. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  2. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  3. Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and organize workload
  4. Excellent time and resource management skills
  5. Ability to work with tight timelines and meet deadlines
  6. Ability to manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary team
  7. Ability to plan, initiate, coordinate and enforce protocols, policies and procedures
  8. High level of computers proficiency
  9. Flexibility to work non-business hours; being available for calls outside of business hours due to time differences between the U.S. and Kenya

Method of Application

Applications to be done through the email below later than 18th August, 2021. (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

6.     Laboratory Analyst – Deadline: 18/08/2021

KMR 6 Open Position One (1)
Location: Kisian lab and Asembo Field Lab

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Requirements:

  • Diploma in any of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Medical Laboratory Sciences Laboratory Sciences, Analytical/Applied, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Sciences/Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology or Biotechnology or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Job Description

The Research Assistant will report to the Study Coordinator and will be responsible for conducting Laboratory assays, morphological and molecular identification of mosquito samples and maintenance of study supplies inventories.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The responsibilities shall include:

  1. Plan and work with Community study staff to conduct laboratory and field studies
  2. Conduct molecular assays specifically PCR and ELISAs
  3. Conduct colorimetric assays such as the Anthone test
  4. Conduct resistance testing of selected insecticides using a range of methods for topical and systemic insecticides
  5. Maintain study supplies inventories
  6. Be courteous, respectful, proactive, conscientious, punctual, honest and hardworking

Terms of Employment:

Six (6) months contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST Include the Following:

  1. Letter of Application (Indicate vacancy Number)
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  3. Contacts of three referees i.e., telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  4. Copies of Certificates.
  5. National ID
  6. Must have Certificate of Good conduct
  7. Tax compliance Certificate
  8. Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
  9. Must have Credit Reference Bureau Certificate

Method of Application

Applications to be done through the email below later than 18th August, 2021. (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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