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Research Scientist (Infectious Disease / Parasitology) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Infectious Disease / Parasitology)

1 Post


Department:Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is research in any of the following areas: Molecular epidemiology of agents of dermatological conditions, leprosy and other skin diseases: epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, drug trials, drug sensitivity, control strategies, immunology and pathophysiology: diagnosis, management, rehabilitation, vaccine development, psycho-sociological studies and animal experimental studies.

Other infectious (including HIV and other STI) and parasitic diseases.

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 field.
  • 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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