Research Scientist – KEMRI Wellcome Trust

Program description;
This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations and donors. It involves conducting research and programmatic support for activities related to Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases. The TB laboratory has the following opening:
KMR 6
Reports to: Laboratory Director

Essential Requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry from a recognized college/university.
Proficiency in the use of computers.
MUST be registered with KMLTTB
Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform assigned laboratory diagnostic procedures, i.e. assays, tests
Provide technical support on the development of laboratory tools (SOPS, guides, aids) for testing, results interpretation and dissemination
Perform molecular laboratory procedures i.e. PCR techniques such DNA extractions is recommended
Develop laboratory budgets and procurement plans on the basis of on-going laboratory work
Implement research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work
Analyze and prepare reports for conference presentation and publications for peer review and knowledge sharing.
Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment:
Employment is a one (1) year renewable contract with probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI salary scale depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications MUST include the following:
Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
Contact telephone number
Must have Certificate of Good Conduct
Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
Must have Credit Reference Bureau Certificate

Method of Application
Use the emails(s) below to apply
Adolescent Peer lead – hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.orgSite Lead Research Assistant – hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.orgResearch Scientist – cghr@kemri.org
Applications to be done through the email below- (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

Applicants should attach the following:
Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
A copy of National Identity card or passport

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