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Research Officer Job in Kenya

Who We Are:

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research findings into global health policy.
Research Officer
Responsibilities:

·         To review and summarise issues from the published scientific literature in specific areas of interest, with a particular focus on international collaborative research in Africa; and to update this as needed over time.
·         To review and summarise national and international guidelines or policy documents relevant to foci of specific social science research projects; and to update this as needed over time.
·         To contribute to the development and ethical conduct of specific areas of social science research at KWTRP, including planning, tool development and data collection and analysis for quantitative and qualitative research, and writing scientific papers and blogs around current areas of work.
·         Amongst social science studies, a focal area is empirical ethics research around recent developments and enduring ethical questions in biomedical research. Examples of such foci include developments in Controlled Human Infection Studies on malaria, which are currently being conducted in Kilifi and recruiting participants from Kilifi County and Ahero in Kisumu County. Other areas may include community engagement in different forms of health research and vulnerability in research.

·         To contribute to the dissemination of information from the study, including through the preparation of reports, blogs and manuscripts for publication, making presentations at scientific meetings and feeding back to participants in the consultation exercise.
·         Where indicated, provide training and support to other research team members / collaborating partners in areas within these responsibilities.
·         And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
·         MA or MSc in a relevant subject such as Social Science (related to health), Public Health, Bioethics, Law, Nursing, Medicine or equivalent
·         At least 3 years of health research experience, ideally including at least 2 years post masters experience in collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative research data. Experience in peer-reviewed publishing will be an advantage.
·         Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications and software for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified? Go to KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) career website on jobs.kemri-wellcome.org to apply

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