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Study Lab Technologist

The KEMRI/UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children living in Kenya. Specifically, our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions. We are looking for a motivated, committed, and honest staff members to join our team.
Study Lab Technologist (2 Positions) – JOB GROUP MR/7

Job Description:
The Study Lab Technologist will work as part of a study team. She/he will be responsible for collecting, processing, and shipping participant samples. The same person will be responsible for entering collected data from paper forms into a computer based database and responding to data queries. She/he will be based in Migori or Homa Bay Counties where patient recruitment will be happening. The Lab Technologist will report directly to the site supervisor and will be a part of a large clinical-research team located in Kenya and the United States. She/he is expected to work under minimal supervision and provide guidance to other study staff under her/him.

Qualification

·         Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
·         Certificate in safe phlebotomy and good clinical laboratory practice
·         Be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologist Board
·         Three year’s experience in laboratory setting (clinical research preferred)
·         Computer literate (Word, Excel, email)
·         Excellent communication and organizational skills
·         Team player
·         Highly detail oriented
·         Willing and ready to travel within the Nyanza Province
·         Flexible working schedule, depending on conditions in the field. Overtime/weekends/public holidays if required
·         Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Dho/Luo/Kuria an added advantage

Responsibilities

·         Ensure standardization of all laboratory tests performed on specimens that are collected
·         Ensure that all laboratory equipment function and all supplies adequately stocked and ordered in a timely fashion
·         Ensure that the correct protocols and techniques for processing and storing of samples are used
·         Ensure proper storage of specimen material
·         Ensure all specimens are labeled appropriately and logged in appropriately
·         Ensure proper tracking and recording of all specimens in the laboratory
·         Accurately enter data to computerized database in a timely manner
·         Perform regular checks of data entered on paper forms to those entered in the database
·         Respond to data queries
·         Present weekly and monthly reports of laboratory activities
·         Prepare weekly data reports of the site activities
·         Liaison with staff working in the clinic
·         Perform other duties that may be given by the site supervisor
·         Uphold the mission and vision of KEMRI/UW organization
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. The successful candidate shall be based in Nyanza.
REMUNERATION
Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales. Health Insurance Cover is provided for the staff members only.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please follow the following link to complete the application form:
and send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full-time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by Friday 19th October, 2018 at 3.00 pm.

Study Physician
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Position: Study Physician M/R 12 (1 Position)
Location: Thika
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Job purpose
Provide leadership and clinical support to a research clinic team involved in providing a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women.

Responsibilities

·         Promote Good Clinical Practice in the conduct of clinical studies by adhering to study protocol requirements,
·         Provide leadership, training, mentoring and guidance to clinical staff in all aspects of trial conduct and project orientation to ensure compliance with protocols and guidance documents
·         Participate in participant review and care, and in all study procedures as guided by study protocols
·         Develop study relevant SOPs and manuals to guide study personnel;
·         Oversee all clinical personnel performing study specific tasks and procedures
·         Act as liaison between investigators, participants and staff
·         Safeguard the rights and welfare of participants, assuring the integrity of data generated and directing the conduct of the clinical investigation according to regulations, SOPs and guidance documents;
·         Ensure that clinic procedures relating to the safe-keeping and confidentiality of source documents and the tracking of sample use permissions are followed and maintained;
·         Assess study subjects and participate in medical decisions;
·         Any other duties assigned by supervisor;

Qualifications

·         At least a degree in medicine and surgery (MBCHB)
·         Masters of Public Health or equivalent from a recognized university.
·         Licensure
·         Must have valid retention certificate from KMPDB
·         Must have successfully completed one (1) year of internship
·         Must have at least 3 years’ experience as a study physician and preferably in a clinical research environment
·         Only those with demonstrated competence in female reproductive health service delivery particularly in cervical cancer screening need apply.
Competencies
·         Good IT skills
·         Team player
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Highly organized
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.
How to Apply
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Study Driver
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Location: Thika
Reports to: Administrator.
Job purpose
To drive organization vehicles and to perform a wide variety of office support and administrative duties in support of the administration department.

Responsibilities

·         To drive site vehicles carefully at all times and ensure safety of the passengers, other road users, and the assigned vehicle;
·         To transport participants, staff, visitors and deliveries when required
·         Shipment of study samples to respective laboratories
·         To ensure high level of professionalism while handling clients
·         To ensure cleanliness of site vehicles at all times
·         To perform thorough vehicle inspection before use
·         Perform minor maintenance of vehicles and reporting all defects
·         Recording time and mileage logs at all times
·         To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs
·         To ensure all vehicle reports are done and submitted as per scheduled date;
·         Checking all statutory requirements of all vehicles
·         Adherence to vehicle maintenance schedules
·         Proper and prompt reporting of any accident or damage involving site vehicles
·         To assist in other duties in the office as assigned by the immediate supervisor when not undertaking driving duties

Qualifications

·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Valid and clean driving License classes –A,B,C, and E
·         Basic mechanical or equivalent certification will be an added advantage.
·         A minimum of two (2) years in a busy institution
Competencies
·         Good communication skills
·         Respectful
·         Flexibility
·         Good organizational skills
·         Honesty and reliability
·         Basic Computer Skills
Terms of employment
Employment is 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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Study Counselors
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Position: Study Counselors M/R 7(1 position)
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
Job Purpose
To provide psychological care in a research clinic team involved in providing a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women.

Key Responsibilities

·         Provision of counseling to study participants and patients
·         Assist in Screening of eligible participants.
·         Developing and implementing training related to counseling
·         Training and supervision of study counselors
·         Development of training curriculum
·         Overseeing the management of support groups
·         Back up support for study counselors
·         Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related discipline
·         Experience working with adolescents and young women is an added advantage
·         Three years’ experience.
·         Good people skills
·         Good communication skills
·         Good listener
·         Good IT 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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Clinic Assistant/ Receptionists
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Clinic Assistant/ Receptionists M/R 6
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
Job Purpose
To ensure that the front office is functioning in an effective and efficient manner.

Responsibilities

·         Maintains cleanliness and order of the front office
·         Answers telephone and receives visitors and participants
·         Sorts and distributes incoming mail and deliveries
·         Delivers items to other departments.
·         Schedules and reschedules participants
·         Maintains visitors book and clinic diary
·         Maintains routine clerical records, logs and data and compiles routine reports
·         Maintains order and security at the front office by noting incoming and outgoing traffic.
·         Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate in front office management.
·         Good customer service skills
·         Knowledge of office telephone etiquette
·         Team player
·         Highly organized
·         Working knowledge of IT skills
·         Three years’ experience in front office management
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Project Accountant/ Administrator
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Project Accountant/Administrator M/R 9 (1 position)
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Fiscal and Administration Manager.
Job purpose:
The selected candidate will be in charge of project accounting and administrative duties at clinical trials site in Nairobi.

Responsibilities

·         Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial monthly reports on usage of project funds to multiple donors and sponsors for various studies.
·         Provide support for procurement process in a manner that’s transparent, fair and in accordance with policy.
·         Provide logistic and operations support to the study activities.
·         Effectively manage all service providers and suppliers
·         Ensure all project equipment are well maintained and operating optimally and maintain fixed assets register.
·         Ensure that project cash flows (income and expenditures) are managed in a timely and accurate manner.
·         Monitor budgets utilization and communicate variances on a regular basis to the management and sponsors.
·         Engage with different host institutions on timely submission of accounting reports.
·         Provide administrative, operations and logistics duties for the project as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications

·         Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration
·         (Accounting option) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
·         Part II Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent
·         Work experience in a research or related projects for at least 2 years.
·         Advanced excel knowledge and experience are required
·         Exposure to QuickBooks accounting package will be an added advantage
·         Excellent computer skills
·         Excellent administrative skills
·         Excellent report writing skills
·         strong personal communication
·         Mature and self-motivated
·         High Integrity and confidentiality
·         Experience of accounting and/or bookkeeping
·         Excellent communications skills
·         Good planning and organizing skills
·         Ability to work independently
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Physician/ Study Coordinator

A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Physician/Study Coordinator M/R 12 (1 position)
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Principal Investigator.
Job Purpose
The position holder will be expected to provide leadership and clinical support to a research clinic team involved in providing a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other reproductive health services to adolescent girls and young women. In addition, they will provide oversight and leadership for the daily conduct of clinical studies as a designee of the Principal Investigator.

Roles

·         Provide leadership, training, mentoring and guidance to clinical staff in all aspects of trial conduct and project orientation to ensure compliance with protocols and guidance documents
·         Promote good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical studies and provide medical input at all stages of the project lifecycle
·         Ensure preparedness of staff and site for study implementation
·         Participate in participant review and care, and in all study procedures as guided by study protocols
·         Oversee all clinic and other study personnel performing study specific tasks and procedures
·         Oversee regulatory submissions and approvals to local and international institutional
·         review boards or ethical review committees
·         Maintain all study records including but not limited to, regulatory binders, study specific source documentation and other materials as required.
·         Coordinates and facilitates monitoring and auditing visits, notifies appropriate institutional officials audits, responses to any findings and implements approved recommendations.
·         Act as liaison between investigators, participants and staff
·         May perform other job related duties as requested or required

Qualifications

·         At least a degree in medicine and surgery (MBCHB)
·         Masters of Public Health or equivalent from a recognized university.
·         Experience in a clinical research setting is preferred
·         Demonstrated competence in female reproductive health service delivery- particularly in cervical cancer screening.
·         Knowledge of clinical trial ethics and Good Clinical Trial Practice will be added advantage Licensure
·         Must have valid retention certificate from KMPDB
·         Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with clinicians, other study staff, participants, administrators, regulators, monitors and sponsors.
·         Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite.
·         Excellent organizational skills to independently manage work flow.
·         Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately
·         Ability to multi-task.
·         Meticulous attention to detail
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Pharmaceutical Technologist
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Pharmaceutical Technologist M/R 7
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Pharmacy Lead
Job Purpose
To dispense drugs to study participants and manage the Pharmacy

Responsibilities

·         Dispense drugs to study participants
·         Counsel clients on drugs administration and compliance
·         Order corresponding supplies such as drugs, clinical items and other pharmaceutical items from approved vendor(s) and sponsor organization(s).
·         Maintain drug logs and manage inventory to assure adequate and accurate inventory levels are maintained
·         Prepare pharmacy budget as per the needs of the study protocols
·         Support and promote the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs
·         Develop standard operating procedures for pharmacy management as per study protocols.
·         Issue clinical items to clinicians and counselors
·         Perform other functions as requested by the supervisor

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Technology from PPB accredited institution
·         Must be enrolled with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board and in a professional association
·         At least three years’ experience
·         Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
·         Experience and knowledge in vaccines and HIV care is vital
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Nurse Counselor
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Nurse Counselors M/R 7
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (4 positions)
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
Job purpose
To deliver quality nursing and counseling services to patients and research study participants involved in a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine clinical trial.

Responsibilities

·         Obtains consent from participants for various studies
·         Obtains medical history and performs pelvic examination
·         Offers individual, group and family counseling to participants and patients
·         Completes interviewer administered questionnaires
·         Phlebotomy, specimen processing
·         Does HIV counseling, testing and lab results interpretation
·         Responds to participant’s calls.
·         Community sensitization in order for recruitment purposes of study participants
·         Performs other duties assigned by supervisor
·         Retention activities-follow up of participants in need of close monitoring and review together with visit reminders via phone calls

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Nursing or related field
·         Experience in female reproductive health service delivery particularly cervical cancer screening is an added advantage
·         Licensure
·         Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
·         Team player
·         Excellent Communication and people skills
·         Highly organized
·         Ability to work without supervision
·         Two (2) years’ experience working in a comprehensive Care Centre or an equivalent HIV care setting
·         Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable
·         Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Laboratory Technologist
A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project based in Thika is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:
Laboratory Technologist M/R 8
Location: Nairobi (1 position) and Thika (1 position)
Reports to: Laboratory manager.
Purpose
To assist the Laboratory Manager in the operations and coordination of laboratory activities

Responsibilities

·         Performs a variety of technical laboratory procedures according to Standard Operations
·         Procedures and Study Protocols
·         Performs laboratory quality assurance/ quality control practices
·         Participates in Quality Control and Quality Improvement for area of specialty and Lab indicators
·         Ensures that quality control data are within acceptable ranges before reporting patient results
·         Identifies out of range control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes
·         Conducts internal quality audit regularly and initiates corrective and prevention actions
·         Responsible for accurately completing records and reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follows laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, samples, and identification, requisition, reporting and charting procedures
·         Maintains high level of competence in GCLP, laboratory safety and standard operation procedures
·         Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area
·         Keeps an adequate supply of working materials on hand
·         Maintains confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential
·         Maintains laboratory equipment as outlined in the various operation SOPs and equipment manuals
·         Develops laboratory standard operating procedures and manuals
·         Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
·         MUST be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
·         At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy clinical research laboratory
·         Experience in carrying out laboratory testing for research studies and/or clinical trials Trained and certified on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
·         Experience in laboratory audit processes
·         Must be reliable, self-motivated and self-driven
·         Must have an aptitude for technical problem solving
·         Good communication and management 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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Chief Laboratory Technologist
MR 13
Location: Thika
Reports to: Principal Investigator
KEMRI –CCR PHRD (Thika) clinical trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the
following position:
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 a 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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Project Data Officers
A KEMRI – CCR PHRD Clinical Trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the following position:
Project Data Officers
M/R 9
Location: Nairobi (1 Position) and Thika (1 Position)
Reports to: Data Manager
Job purpose: The Project Data Officer will be responsible for data management including data collection, mining, filling, archiving, QA/QC, database updates, reports generation, etc.

Responsibilities

·         Data collection, compilation, cleaning, investigational analysis and processing for entry into databases.
·         Designing, improving and updating live data bases for long term data storage and back-ups.
·         Assisting in data analysis.
·         Preparing daily and weekly reports.
·         Scanning and filling of records, archive systems in accordance to department procedures.
·         Monitor security of all technology.
·         Any other duty assigned by supervisor.

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and computer Science or a related field from a recognized university.
·         At least one year experience in data entry/data management
·         Skills in database development.
Terms of Employment: Employment is 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.
How to Apply
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
·         Must include a copy of certificate of good conduct.
·         Must have KRA certificate of Tax compliance.
·         Must have clearance certificate from HELB.
·         Must have credit reference Bureau certificate.
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 19th October, 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 short listed candidates will be contacted.

Study Clinical Officer
The KEMRI / UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children living in Kenya.
Specifically our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions. We are looking for motivated, committed, and honest staff members to join our team.
Job Group MR/7
Location: Homabay or Kisii Counties
Job Description: The Study Clinical Officer will be responsible for screening, examining, and enrolling participants in the study and conducting follow-up appointments with participants and caregivers. The Study Clinical Officer will perform physical exams, collect health history, and ascertain other relevant information from caregivers using standardized case report forms.
This staff member is also responsible for management of any side effects of the study intervention and for collecting and tracking adverse event and protocol violations that may occur over the study period.
Finally the Study Clinical Officer is responsible for submitting weekly reports to the study coordinator summarizing indicators of study progress and communicating challenges and successes to the study coordinator.
The Study Clinical Officer will also assist with miscellaneous KEMRI/UW study activities including data entry, data query response, attend trainings, weekly reporting, on this and other related studies.

Qualifications:

·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
·         Holds a current practicing license
·         Three years of working experience as a clinical officer
·         Demonstrated competency in standard specimen processing
·         Computer literate
·         Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
·         Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
·         Basic computer skills
·         Detail-oriented
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated track record working in busy clinic
·         Experience working with paediatrics
·         Research experience
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.
How to Apply:
·         All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
·         Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
·         Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
·         Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
·         Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
·         Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
·         Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate
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 19th October, 2018

Clinical Officer
KEMRI – CCR PHRD clinical trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the following positions:
To be based in Thika
Job purpose  
To provide support to the clinic team and ensure research participants are managed as per the study protocol and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Responsibilities

·         Clinic based
·         Clinical care services for couples, HIV-infected persons and adolescent girls and young women
·         Clinical research

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine
·         Been registered by the Clinical officers Council
·         At least 3 years’ experience in in clinical management of HIV, TB and related diseases
Skills and competence
·         Excellent grasp of clinical issues related to prevention, care and treatment of HIV, TB and other related conditions
·         Experience in conducting gynecological examinations
·         Excellent understanding of public health approach to scaling up the use of antiretroviral drugs for HIV treatment and prevention
·         Excellent communication and writing
·         Prior clinical research experience
The eligible candidates will be based in Nairobi and Thika with frequent travel to sites within the Central region.
Terms of Employment: Employment is 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.
How to Apply
a) All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
b) Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
c) Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
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 19th October, 2018.

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