Research Scientist at KEMRI -KWTRP

  • Published date: June 11, 2020
  • Category: Research
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Vacancy No: CGHR/139/05/20

Program description;

This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors. It involves conducting research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases. The TB laboratory has the following opening:  
KMR 6  

Reports to:  Laboratory Director
Essential Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry from a recognized college/university. 

  • Proficiency in the use of computers.

  • MUST be registered with KMLTTB

  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform assigned laboratory diagnostic procedures, i.e. assays, tests

  • Provide technical support on the development of laboratory tools (SOPS, guides, aids) for testing, results interpretation and dissemination

  • Perform molecular laboratory procedures i.e. PCR techniques such DNA extractions is recommended  

  • Develop laboratory budgets and procurement plans on the basis of on-going laboratory work 

  • Implement research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work

  • Analyze and prepare reports for conference presentation and publications for peer review and knowledge sharing.  

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy

  • 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. 

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

  • Must have Certificate of Good Conduct 

  • Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance 

  • Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB 

  • Must have Credit Reference Bureau Certificate  


Method of Application

Applications to be done through the email below- (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)  

Applicants should attach the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study 

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address

  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers

  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable) 

  • A copy of National Identity card or passport

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.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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