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Research Scientist (Biotechnology) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Biotechnology)

1 Post


Department:Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is research in the development of biotechnological innovations especially for diagnostic tools, vaccines and biological materials.

This includes but is not limited to immunology and immunopathology of infectious diseases. Immunology of HIV/AIDS. Specialized services in immunology and immunodiagnoses, e.g tissues typing. Quality assessment in clinical histopathology.

Vaccine and drug trials in animal models. Research on malaria and leishmania parasites and sandflies.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the conduct of ongoing research the above mentioned fields.
  • Development of research projects/ grants in the same fields.
Preferred Skills: 

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree a relevant discipline.
  • Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology or a research related Masters (PhD would be an added advantage).
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills in a wide range of research and/or laboratory science.
  • Training in Good clinical practice (GCP)/ or GCLP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Competency in MS office.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must be a team player.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualification, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address not later than 24th of October, 2011

The Director
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O. Box 54840 – 00200


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