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Research Scientist (Pulmonologist / Public Health) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Pulmonologist / Public health) 

1 Post


Department:Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The primary role of this position will be research in the following area: Respiratory health including but not limited to tuberculosis (TB): epidemiology, immunology; case finding and management; immunization; pharmacotherapy of TB - pharmacoepidemiology of drug resistance; TB and HIV infections. Non-TB respiratory diseases: high priority pathologies e.g. bronchial asthma, industrial respiratory conditions including acute respiratory infections.

Lung function and allergic conditions and environmental and occupational health related to respiratory health.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the conduct of ongoing research the above mentioned fields.
  • Development of research projects/ grants in the same field.
  • Providing a leadership and mentorship role in this stated field.
Preferred Skills: 

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Medicine and registered to practice with the Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioners Board with current licensure.
  • Masters in Medicine Public Health or Epidemiology or a research related Masters.
  • Sub specialist in chest medicine/ pulmonology will be added advantage.
  • Proven track record in attracting research grants (evidenced by grants and publications).
  • Proven track record of mentorship .
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills in a wide range of research including experience in conducting clinical trials (Phase I/II/ III).
  • Training in Good clinical practice (GCP).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Competency in MS office.
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary 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


Attn: Head of Human Resources

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