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Assistant Research Officer / Clinical Research Coordinator Job Vacancy

Position: Assistant Research Officer / Clinical Research Coordinator
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) / Walter Reed Project, HIV Program is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the above vacant position.
Job Summary:
The incumbent will serve as the site Clinical Research Coordinator for research activities and patient care for a treatment clinical trial. Responsibilities include project management, research coordination, and patient consent/care.

 United States Naval Expeditionary Base, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Essential Duties:
  • Assure compliance with the approved protocol, consistency in data collection, and appropriate and ethical treatment of all volunteers and. In addition, the incumbent will ensure that all study forms and questionnaires are completed accurately in accordance with the protocol.
  • Distribute study advertisements, place study advertisements in base newsletters, and provide information about the study to any interested potential subjects, including conducting formal or informal briefings.
  • Set-up of site to include receiving of study drugs, supplies, and equipment needed to conduct the trial.
  • Responsible for subject screening, enrollment, sample receipt, payment of participant incentives, completion of study materials, and study reporting.
  • Responsible for maintaining the correct inventory of clinical and laboratory supplies.
  • Ensure compliance with the study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Specimen handling, storage and shipment as per SOPs.
  • Detailed onsite Lab QC and maintain the logs in an organized manner.
  • Detailed recordkeeping to track and account for study drugs and cash used for study incentives.
  • Regularly communicate with investigators, especially the PI concerning study progress.
  • Submit protocol deviations/violations and adverse events according to Clinical Manual of Procedures.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the PI.
  • Completion of education at a Bachelor’s degree level.
  • 2-4 years experience in project management, clinical and/or laboratory work, or work in clinic or research setting strongly recommended.
  • Course work in research desirable, specifically certification in Good Clinical Practices.
  • Basic clinical skills in medical interview, collection of vital signs desirable.
  • Excellent English language and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work well with others to assure consistency in data collection.
  • Ability to supervise and provide additional training in study procedures for rotating study physicians.
  • Ability to work well in an overseas (international) operational military setting.
  • Basic bacteriology laboratory skills considered necessary.
  • Previous experience with good lab practices (GLP) desirable.
  • Prior experience working with US military populations desirable.
Terms of service: Contract for 1 year, renewable as per KEMRI Scheme of Service.
To apply, submit your application letters, resumes, testimonials, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact(s) no later than February 8, 2013 to:
The Human Resources Manager
“The Walter Reed Project” KEMRI
P.O. Box 1357 - 20200; Hospital Road; 
Kericho, Kenya
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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