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Vacancy: CGHR /94/07/19

Program description

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Stanford University, California, USA whose main purpose is to conduct a research study titled “Disentangling the human vector relationship to disrupt dengue and chikungunya virus outbreaks in Kenya”. The section has a vacancy for a Clinical Officer.

Position: Clinical Officer MR 7 (1 position)

Location: Kisian

Reporting to: Principal Investigator.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in clinical medicine.
  • Be registered with relevant professional body and in possession of a valid practicing license.
  • At least two years of clinical trial experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practices and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages

Responsibilities

  • Collect clinical data for the project from study participants.
  • Perform phlebotomy on consented study participants.
  • Attend to clinical follow-up of participants.
  • Provide clinical care to study participants in a designated health facility, which includes on-call.
  • Liaise with other study team members as necessary to achieve the desired goals.
  • Contribute to seminars, educational activities in a selected health facility.
  • Any other related duties as assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Terms of Employment

One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

How To Apply

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.

Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O. Box 1578-40100 Kisumu not later than August 13, 2019.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted