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Research Scientist (Medical Virologist) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Medical Virologist) 

1 Post


Department: Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

This position will include but not be limited to research in the following areas : Acute haemorrhagic fevers: epidemiology, surveillance and control. Rabies: diagnosis, management and vaccine evaluation. ARI: epidemiology, diagnosis, aetiology, management and control.

Viral diarrhoea: studies on aetiology, epidemiology, management and control; vaccine trials and molecular characterisation.

Viral hepatitis: epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and control. KEPI: vaccine potency evaluation; polio eradication. HIV and AIDS: Epidemiology, Phenotypic and Genotypic characterization, Prevention and Control, Drug resistance surveillance, QA/QC in HIV programs, Window period and transfusion safety studies, HIV Diagnostic services: Viral Load, EID, PCR, Operational Research in HIV/AIDS and Training.

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 with sub specialization as may be appropriate.
  • 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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