Research Scientist Job in Kenya


The job holder is responsible for conducting research and disseminating the research results through publications, workshops, conferences, and policy briefs; The Research Scientist will be deployed to the Centre for Disease Control and Surveillance- Mandera This is the entry and training grade for this cadre for graduate employees. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a senior officer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of research projects and/or supervising designated aspects of the work;
  • Assist in carrying out fieldwork and laboratory experimental procedures;
  • Assisting in organization of the internal scientific seminars;
  • Carry out experimental and/or developmental work under the supervision of a Senior Research Scientist or Assistant Principal Research Scientist;
  • Assist in the interpretation and validation of results;
  • Guiding visiting scientific students /students on attachment
  • Assisting in maintaining the scientific laboratory in good working condition; and
  • In consultation with Senior Technologist, ensuring that all chemicals, reagents and consumables are properly stored in the laboratory.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines :- Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application;

Key Skills and Competences

  • Planning skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team player 

Terms of Employment:

Employment is for three (3) years contract as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following: Certificate of good conduct, HigherEducation Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance. Kindly attach your cv, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant documents.

How To Apply

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Deadline closes : 11th October 2023