Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)

Assistant Principal Clinical Research Scientist

Published:KMR 04
  • Advertised Date: 06/24/2022
  • Closing Date: 07/14/2022 17:00:00
  • Applications: 86

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • i. Identifying research gaps in line with the Institute’s research priority areas;
  • ii.Development of research proposals in the relevant research thematic area;
  • iii.Implementing pre-clinical and clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work;
  • iv.Conducting medical examinations and writing medical reports;
  • v.General diagnosis, care, treatment and provision of specialized clinical care for study participants;
  • vi.Conducting community diagnosis, care and treatment during Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities;
  • vii. Establishing strategic partnerships for research, training, innovations, technology;
  • viii.Sourcing for grants to fund the approved research protocols;
  • ix.Supervising junior professional and technical staff attached to his/her pre-clinical and clinical research program,
  • x.Monitoring and evaluating implementation of research projects;
  • xi.Writing manuscripts, reports and translating research findings into lay language;
  • xii. Disseminating and translating research findings for evidence based policy formulations and implementation;
  • xiii. Identifying technology with potential for intellectual property protection;

Vacancy Requirements:

# Description. Requirement Type
1 i.At least four(4) years relevant work experience; Mandatory
2 ii.Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine and surgery, Dentistry, Veterinary, Pharmacy or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; Mandatory
3 iii.Master’s degree in any of the following fields;-, Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy;OR Mandatory
4 iv.Master’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; Mandatory
5 v.Developed at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded; Mandatory
6 vi.Published at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3) article as the first or lead author; Mandatory
7 vii.Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; Mandatory
8 viii.Proficiency in computer application; and Mandatory
9 i.Strategic thinking; Skills & Competencies
10 ii.Proposal writing skills; Skills & Competencies
11 iii.Analytical skills; Skills & Competencies
12 iv.Creativity and Innovativeness; Skills & Competencies
13 v.Critical thinking skills; Skills & Competencies
14 vi.Research fundraising skills; Skills & Competencies
15 vii.Communication and reporting skills; Skills & Competencies
16 viii.Interpersonal and negotiation skills; Skills & Competencies
17 ix.Networking and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams; Skills & Competencies
18 x.Team player Skills & Competencies
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