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Research Scientist (Traditional Medicine / Drug Development) Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Research Scientist (Traditional Medicine / Drug development) 

1 Post


Department: Research & Training


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

This position will include but not be limited to the following: Research in traditional medicines: rationalization of traditional medicines in collaboration with traditional healers; evaluation of plant drugs using medicinal phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology; formulation of herbal remedies. Research on anti parasitic or anti infectious agents of plant origin. Socio-cultural and anthropological aspects of traditional medicine.

Drugs development: experimental pharmacology and toxicology; biopharmaceutics and relevant pharmacokinetics.

Clinical trials. Research on agents for the control and management of HIV/AIDS/STI . Quality assurance of drugs: quality control and surveillance for medicinal products .

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 including experience in clinical trials (/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


Attn: Head of Human Resources

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