Clinical Research Scientist Job in Kenya

Clinical Research Scientist

Vacancy No. CRDR/03/09/23

Project description
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill the following vacancy in the Clinical Trials Studies to be conducted at the KEMRI-Mtwapa Clinical Research Site in Kilifi County.

Position: Clinical Research Scientist (1 position)
Job Grade: KMR 5
Location: KEMRI field station Mtwapa
Reporting To: Site Investigator

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Implementing pre-clinical and clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work;
  •  General diagnosis, care, treatment and provision of specialized clinical care for study participants;
  •  Assist in carrying out fieldwork and pre-clinical and clinical experimental procedures;
  •  Development of study related tools (SOPs, training materials), training of the study staff. Medical evaluation of those participants who fulfill the criteria for adverse events of special interest (AESI) and for reporting these events in a timely manner.
  •  Medical evaluation of participants who suffer a serious adverse event and prompt reporting as required per protocol, also on weekends and during holidays Develop an in-depth understanding of the study design and goals and ensure that study is conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements
  •  Medical referral of study participants
  •  Handle medical emergencies at the clinical site
  •  Conduct Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) at the health facilities and lead discussions with the clinical and nursing personnel. Work harmoniously with non-study staff in the health facilities Assist with timely and accurate data collection and data entry.
  •  Collaborate with the site trial manager and institution to respond to any monitoring and audit findings and implement approved recommendations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the site trial manager

Person specification:
 For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and surgery from a recognized Institution;
  •  Registered by Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
  •  Proficiency in computer application;
  •  At least three years’ experience working in a clinical trial or research setting will be an added advantage

Skills and Abilities:

  •  Strong analytical ability, planning, and organizational skills.
  •  Attention to detail
  •  Ability to work with minimal supervision and within stipulated deadlines and schedules.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Be a team player and able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Terms of Employment

  • One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is as per the stated KEMRI scale.

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • Telephone number

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to Apply to Deputy Director, CRDR, P.O. Box 47855-00100, Nairobi not later than October 12, 2023. All applications must be submitted through KEMRI CRDR Email Address