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A Study project on adherence to antiretroviral medication based in Kenyatta National Hospital wishes to recruit for the positions outlined below.  

The terms of employment are for 1 year renewable contract based on performance.

Field Outreach Worker (Nairobi) 

Applicants should have a KCSE mean score of at least D+, and hold a Certificate in Counselling. 


Additional required qualifications include certification in Good Clinical Practice and Research with Human Subjects. 

The outreach worker must be a fluent speaker of Kiswahili and English, common languages among our research participants.

Driver (Nairobi) 

Applicants should be holders of a Kenyan Class “E” vehicle driver’s license, and must be fluent in Kiswahili and English. 

Previous experience in a health research setting will be an added advantage. 

Successful applicants will be expected to have attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Research Project Physician (Nairobi) 

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB or equivalent) from a recognized institution, and be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. 

They must also have training and certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice. 

A career interest in HIV/STI research and training is strongly preferred. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for clinical care of patients, supervision of clinic staff, collection and analysis of data, presentation of results at conferences, and writing of research papers. 

S/he must be able to work with minimal supervision and be ready to work long hours when necessary.

Clinical Research Nurse (Nairobi) 

Applicants must have a Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing Diploma from a College recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate. 

They must also have training and certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice. In addition, they must have at least 2 years of work experience in nursing. 

Those with a certificate of training in Clinical Management of HIV will have added advantage. 

Research experience counselling and collecting clinical specimens is strongly preferred. 

Successful applicants will be expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will be required to work in a busy research project.

Data Entry Clerk (Nairobi) 

Applicants should be holders of a KCSE of at least C+ and computer literate. 

Preference will be given to those with work experience in data entry, data cleaning and quality assurance procedures. 

Working knowledge of SPSS or related software is strongly preferred. 

Previous experience in a research setting will be an added advantage. 

Successful applicants will be expected to have attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will be required to handle a large volume of data entry and cleaning.

Laboratory Technician (Nairobi) 

Applicants must be holders of an Ordinary or Higher National Diploma in medical laboratory science plus have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a busy laboratory working with human specimens. 

Preference will be given to candidates with skills in medical microbiology, STI and HIV diagnosis and monitoring. 

Candidates must be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technician and Technologist Board (KMLTTB). 

The successful candidate will be required to work long hours, including working outside of normal working hours.

Send application documents as an attachment to Lifecoursestudy@gmail.com.  

They should include:
  1. Application letter addressed to Principal Investigator Lifecourse Study, Kenyatta National Hospital
  2. Complete CV with 2 referees indicating their daytime telephone and e mail contacts.
  3. Scanned copies of relevant certificates
To reach us not later than 07th November 2012.

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