Assistant Principal Clinical Scientist Job in Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

Identifying research gaps in line with the Institute’s research priority areas;

Development of research proposals in the relevant research thematic area;

Implementing pre-clinical and clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work;

Conducting medical examinations and writing medical reports;

General diagnosis, care, treatment and provision of specialized clinical care for study participants;

Conducting community diagnosis, care and treatment during Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities;

Establishing strategic partnerships for research, training, innovations, technology;

Sourcing for grants to fund the approved research protocols;

Supervising junior professional and technical staff attached to his/her pre-clinical and clinical research program,

Monitoring and evaluating implementation of research projects;

Writing manuscripts, reports and translating research findings into lay language;

Disseminating and translating research findings for evidence based policy formulations and implementation;


Identifying technology with potential for intellectual property protection;

Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all data collection and processing as well as for the management and deployment of study drugs;

Plan and coordinate meetings for both internal project staff and external collaborators/visitors;

Host/participate in scheduled conference calls with the international study partners.

Vacancy Requirements:

At least four (4) years relevant work experience;

Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; – Medicine and surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

Developed at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded;

Published at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3) articles as the first or lead author;

Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

At least 7-10 years of public health experience in the management of diseases relevant to child health is required, including 3 years’ experience of working with ministries of health in developing countries.

At least 3 years’ experience conducting public health research as a principal or a co-investigator.

Strong report and manuscript writing skills, with evidence; 

Proficiency in computer application. 

Strategic thinking; 

Proposal writing skills; 

Analytical skills; 

Creativity and Innovativeness; 

Critical thinking skills 

Research fundraising skills 

Communication and reporting skills 

Interpersonal and negotiation skills 

Team player 

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