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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Description: As part of our research efforts towards evaluating suitable chemotherapeutic products for schistosomiasis among young children in western Kenya, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) through the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) project is pleased to announce the vacancy below.
Position: Clinical Officer
(1 Position)
MR 7
Vacancy No: CGHR/41/10/18

Location: Homabay
Reporting to: Clinical Research Coordinator, Homabay
Job Summary: This position provide quality health care services to study participants through diagnosing, investigating and treating patients and participate in research activities to improve human health
Essential Requirements:
·         Must have a Diploma in clinical medicine, A higher diploma in paediatrics from a recognized institution is an added advantage
·         Computer literacy,
·         Knowledge of relevant legislation
·         Knowledge of professional standards
·         License from clinical officer council of Kenya
·         Must be registered with relevant professional body and in possession of a valid practicing license
·         At least one years of clinical trial experience
·         Training in Good Clinical Practices and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Take history from the patients and examine in order to make appropriate diagnosis
·         Interpret laboratory results to make proper diagnosis
·         Perform minor surgical procedures to patients to ensure well-being.
·         Counsel patients in health related matters for psychological healing.
·         Prescribe drugs to patients to ensure they get the required treatment.
·         Network with other units to ensure quick services to the patients.
·         Screen and identify potentially eligible participants
·         Administer informed consent to study participants so that they can make informed choice
·         Completion of case report form and enter data for research analysis
·         Develop Proposal for grants sourcing
·         Review proposal and manuscript for approval within the Centre.
·         Provide input in budget preparation for the project to ensure proper allocation of financial resources.

Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year, fixed-term contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.
Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Position: Data Analyst
(1 Position)
MR 7
Vacancy No: CGHR/42/10/18
Location: Homabay
Reporting to: Data manager
Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for performing various data management, data entry and data cleaning, processing and analysis functions in an accurate and timely fashion.
Essential Requirements:
·         Must hold a Diploma in Computer science, Information Technology, information management systems (IMIS), biostatistics or related field.
·         Minimum of three years’ work experience in a busy data processing, management and analysis
·         Background of handling data from clinical trials or laboratory will be an added advantage
·         Excellent knowledge and working experience of at least one statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, and SPSS) and database software (Excel, SQL Server 2005, Ms Access) especially longitudinal relationalized database management system
·         Experience in managing and ensuring data quality
·         Experience working with any electronic data collection systems in clinical settings will be an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Participate in design of data collection tools
·         Participate in data entry, retrieval, data cleaning, analysis and interpretation
·         Carry out data downloading and uploading from mobile devices such as Smartphones
·         Data entry into the Remote Data Entry system
·         Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks
·         Conduct data quality control/assurance activities
·         Perform various data manipulations and analyses
·         Work with other team members and investigators on various analyses as requested
·         Generate reports from analyses and generate tables as needed
·         Perform additional duties as may be assigned by their supervisor
·         Completion of data clarification forms
Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year, fixed-term contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications MUST include the following:
·         A cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (Indicate Vacancy Number)
·         Current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
·         Copies of certificates and testimonials
·         Three letters of reference with contact information (phone and email)
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications to:
The Director, CGHR,
P.O. Box 1578- 40100,
Kisumu
Applications are due no later than: November 28th, 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

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