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Study Description: This position is supported by the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), Research, Care and Training Program (RCTP) of the Centre for Microbiology Research (CMR), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). 

We are seeking a motivated, pro-active individual to work on the THINK2 and SToP Crypto Studies. 

THINK2 is a longitudinal observational study of individuals with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. 

SToP Crypto is a study of new combination oral therapies for early cryptococcal infection.

Position: 
Laboratory Technologist 

Vacancy No. FN-010-01-2013
 
Location: Kisumu District (one position); Suba District (one position)
 
Key Requirements:
 
Education:
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized training institution
  • Must be registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB)
Experience:
  • One-year experience in Microbiology laboratory
  • Experience with research preferred
  • Experience working within an HIV care setting preferred
Other skills:
  • Basic familiarity with computers and common software packages
Key Responsibilities:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Perform study related laboratory testing for cryptococcal antigen
  • Initial preparation of microbiological cultures
  • Participate in laboratory rota at assigned FACES clinical laboratory
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation
  • Other duties as assigned
Duration: Full time position from 1 April 2013 through 30 March 2015
 
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); preferred duty site and whether willing to consider either duty site, and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.

Position: Research Assistant / Data Entry Clerk 

Vacancy No.FN-09-01-2013
 
Location: Kisumu District (one position); Suba District (one position)
 
Key Requirements:

Education:
  • At least Form IV certificate
  • Certificate or Diploma in Computer Studies/Information Technology
  • Certificate in Counseling, Community Health preferred
Experience:
  • One-year experience in data entry, experience with RedCap preferred
  • CCHA training and experience working within an HIV care setting preferred
Other skills:
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with common software packages
  • Valid motorcycle driving license preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent spoken English, Dholuo, and Kiswahili required
Key Responsibilities:
  • Recruit and obtain informed consent from study subjects
  • Administer surveys, take vital signs
  • Data entry and verification
  • Tracing study participants
  • Filing, maintaining study charts
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation
  • Other duties as assigned
Duration: Full time position from 1 April 2013 through 30 March 2015
 
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); preferred duty site and whether willing to consider either duty site, and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.

Position: Research Assistant / HIV Test Counselor 

Vacancy No.FN-08-01-2013
 
Location: Suba District (one position)
 
Key Requirements:

Education:
  • At least Form IV certificate
  • Certificate in HIV test counseling
  • Certificate in Counseling, Community Health preferred
Experience:
  • Experience with research preferred
  • CCHA training and experience working within an HIV care setting preferred
Other skills:
  • Valid motorcycle driving license preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with computers preferred
  • Fluent spoken English, Dholuo, and Kiswahili required
Key Responsibilities:
  • Recruit and obtain informed consent from study subjects
  • Administer surveys, take vital signs
  • Perform HIV counseling and testing
  • Tracing study participants
  • Filing, maintaining study charts
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation
  • Other duties as assigned
Duration: Full time position from 1 April 2013 through 30 March 2015
 
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); preferred duty site and whether willing to consider either duty site, and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.

Position: Study Physician / Medical Doctor and Assistant Study Coordinator - Clinical 

Vacancy No.FN-06-01-2013
 
Location: Suba District
 
Job Summary: The incumbent will oversee daily clinical activities of the research project at two study sites, supervise the Suba District study team, and report to the principal investigators.
 
Key Requirements:
 
Education:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university;
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical and Dentists Board
Experience:
  • At least one year experience with clinical research
  • At least one year experience in provision of HIV care including anti-retrovirals
Other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent spoken English, Dholuo, and Kiswahili required
Key Responsibilities:
  • Author, review, and ensure adherence to clinical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the study
  • Carry out medical and neurological examinations, interpret laboratory results, perform lumbar punctures
  • Dispense and manage medications
  • Conduct neuropsychological testing
  • Assist with data entry and verification
  • Accurate and prompt study documentation, safety monitoring and follow-up of adverse events
  • Manage research assistants and laboratory technologist; coordinate clinical activities at two sites
  • Reports to the Principal Investigators; liaise with Assistant Study Coordinator-Administrative
  • Other duties as assigned
Duration: Full time position from 1 April 2013 through 30 March 2015
 
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.

Position: Assistant Coordinator 

Vacancy No. FN.003-01-2013
 
Requirements:
  • Higher diploma in Community and Development required or Diploma in Community Health and Development
  • 1 year experience in Research set up and coordination or working with patients who are HIV-Infected and knowledgeable and sensitive about issues of privacy and disclosure.
  • Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge in Microsoft windows, Word and Excel and background in health research coordination preferred
  • Experience with planning, coordination and prioritization of tasks related to data collection and quality control.
Daily duties for SMS-4-PMTCT Coordinator
 
SMS/ Phone organization duties
  • Management and preparing the call list for the consultant clinician
  • Custodian and monitor of the study phones
  • Follow up on missed calls and text messages
  • Updating of the call log data base
Calling duties
  • Confirm deliveries of participants who are at term on gestation by dates.
  • Supportive supervision of peer educators responsible for recruiting pregnant women to the SMS reminders intervention.
  • Supportive supervision and technical support to the consultant clinicians.
Data Management
  • Supervision of the data clerks
  • Filing of study Documents
  • Supervision of the QA/QC process
Financial management
  • Provision of airtime for the program phones at the sites implementing the SMS PMTCT intervention
  • Paying the monthly bill for the phone server
  • Reimbursing the RAs and the consultant clinicians
Reports
  • Updating the program coordinators and the PMTCT Technical Advisor on implementation progress of SMS for PMTCT intervention on weekly basis.
  • Preparing minutes of the weekly meetings
  • Custodian of the study related equipment and supplies.
Application should include the following:
  • Cover letter stating current position of employment with responsibilities (if applicable), current salary and date of availability to begin work on the project
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with e-mail address, telephone number, names and telephone contacts of at least three referees; copies of certificates; at least two (2) letters of recommendation (minimum) and a copy of last pay slip
Applications can be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 25th January 2013.
 
Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI – RCTP,
P.O. Box 614, Code 40100, 
Kisumu
 
OR HR@kemri-ucsf.org

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