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Research Scientist (Reproductive Health Research) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Reproductive Health Research) 

1 Post


Department:Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The primary role of this position is to increase the capacity of reproductive health research at the institute cognizant of the expansion of the Institutes programs to include a reproductive health focused program.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Secure research grants particularly those in areas of reproductive health, including a focus on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, safe motherhood and addressing the challenges of improving maternal health in Kenya.
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 Obstetrics and Gynecology (recognition from the KMDPB for this specialty is an added advantage).
  • Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology or a research related Masters.
  • 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.
  • 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


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