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NGO Jobs in Kenya - KEMRI (Clinical Trials)

KEMRI –CCR PHRD (Thika) clinical trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the following position:

Position: Chief Laboratory Technologist
MR 13
(1 Position)
Location: Thika
Reports to: Principal Investigator

Job Purpose: The Chief Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for the management of operations and coordination of laboratory activities.
Responsibilities:
·         Responsible for assisting the laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Clinical Research Centre Laboratory.
·         Responsible for assisting the Director in the design and implementation of the Quality management program.
·         Ensuring that the laboratory produces quality clinical results by directly participating in testing and supervising.
·         Responsible for supervising all the laboratory functions including but not limited to clinical laboratory SOP development and maintenance, proficiency testing, phlebotomy (policy and procedure).
·         Serve as the primary point of contact for all clinical laboratory related issues, results, interpretation and logistics.
·         Responsible for developing and facilitating a good management structure within the laboratory.
·         Conducting protocol for specific laboratory tests & procedures
·         Writing and implementing an analytical laboratory plan for newly implemented research and/or clinical studies
·         Management of overall in charge of shipments- by obtaining permission from ERC & MOH and Liaises with couriers and Seattle for shipment of samples.
·         Liaising with Clinic on matters related to the study and promoting Lab – Clinic interface.
·         Responsible for the coordination of all regulatory and compliance activities and training requirements for the laboratory.
·         Oversee annual review of lab SOPs & initiate updates as needed; collect signatures and maintain inventory of archived documents.
·         Managing the QA program including EQA and IQC.
·         Responsible for the overall maintenance of the laboratory equipment.
·         Maintaining laboratory records, data management and good documentation practices.
·         Preparing duty Rota and ensures all sections are adequately covered.
·         Conducting lab staff performance and appraisals, orientation and training new employees on Human subject, GCP.
·         Supervising laboratory technologists in the collection, processing and storage of samples.
·         Ensures adherence to study protocols and proper handling of bio-hazardous materials.
·         Coordinating collaborations with other laboratories
·         Serves as liaison to internal and external investigators and collaborators.
·         Ensures on-going integrity of laboratory samples by overseeing all handling and repository projects while assuring accurate documentation and adherence to protocols and to timelines.
·         Responsible for assisting the laboratory Director in the overall direction of the Clinical Trials Research Laboratory.
·         Advising the laboratory director on technical issues within the laboratory.
Requirements
·         Possess Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related discipline.
·         A Masters’ Degree in a Science related field.
·         At least seven (7) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory.
·         At least five (5) years’ experience in management position
Job Knowledge and Skills:
·         Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research and/or clinical trials.
·         Experience in usage of Laboratory information Management systems (LIMS)
·         Must possess a scientific imagination commensurate with the independent execution of research projects
·         Trained on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
·         Experience in laboratory audit processes
·         Must have an aptitude for technical problem solving
·         Ability to effectively supervise laboratory staff, interns and students on attachment in the laboratory.
·         Good communication and management skills
·         Knowledge of basic word processing and basic statistical skills of analyzing laboratory data and evaluation of quality control laboratory data

Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.


Position: Research Assistant
M/R 8
1 Position
Location: Thika
Reports to: Country Director Scale-Up Project
Job Purpose: The Research Assistant will be responsible for field data collection.
Responsibilities
·         Timely abstraction of data from patients’ charts
·         Verify quality of data by comparing abstracted data to source documents
·         Ensure facilities have adequate data collection tools and request necessary supplies for the project
·         Liaise with the health facility staff to ensure project activities are conducted as scheduled
·         Providing project management team with regular feedback on field activities
·         Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned
Requirements
·         College diploma in nursing, or other health related field
·         Experience working in a Comprehensive Care Centre will be an added advantage
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Past experience in electronic data collection using Survey CTO/ ODK desirable
·         Excellent organizational skills
·         Good interpersonal skills
Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.


Position: Data Intern
Location: Thika
Reports to: Data Manager
Job Purpose: To assist in data management including data collection, mining, filing, archiving, QA/QC, database updates, reports generation, etc.
The internship programme will be for six (6) months renewable once.
Key Responsibilities
·         Data collection, compilation , cleaning , investigational analysis and processing for entry into databases
·         Designing, improving and updating live databases for long term data storage and back-ups
·         Assisting in data analysis
·         Installing and configuring computer hardware, software systems, networks, printers and scanners
·         Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software
·         Trouble shoots all technology issues including hardware, software and network operating system
·         Preparing daily and weekly reports
·         Scanning and filing of records, archive systems in accordance to department procedures
·         Monitor security of all technology
·         Any other duties assigned by Supervisor
Education and Professional Training
·         Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and computer science or a related field from a recognized university
·         Training on data analysis (STATA and or R)
Competencies
·         Very Good IT skills including hardware, software and networks
·         Good communication skills.
Experience
·         Experience in data entry/data management an added advantage
·         Skills in database development
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: phrdrecruit@pipsthika.org not later than 13th July 2018.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.
Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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