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Senior Research Scientist - CGHR

Nairobi, Kenya
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Company Details
Industry: Government Administration
Description: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
Job Description

Job Specifications
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-

  • Responsible for implementing sophisticated immunologic protocols inteneded for flow cytometry, CyTOF and systems serology assays.
  • Plan and coordinate all new study/project sample storage protocols in close liaison with researchers.
  • Responsible for developing, review and oversee procedures and processes for scientifically rigorous blood sample collection, processing and storage.
  • Produce clear and complete documentation of all procedures and processes.
  • Oversee defined procedures to log bar coded samples and link data, and to manage retrieval and re-entry processes.
  • Supervises implementation of field and laboratory SOPs and guidelines.
  • Responsible for training and certifying students or new laboratory personnel in research protocols.
  • Offering basic trainings on good laboratory practices and facility emergency response plans; Plan and perform user inductions and regular update trainings.
  • Implementation of statutory regulatory namely quality management audits, laboratory inspections and work process audits.
  • Produce maintenance plans for the repository with appropriate auditable Quality Systems incorporated that comply with international regulatory standards.
  • Advice the Centre Scientific Committees on study protocol related issues to guide and inform decision making on the adherence to laboratory professional ethics.
  • Contribute to writing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • At least four(4) years relevant work experience in human immunology research;
  • Master’s degree (or higher degree) in any of the following fields;- Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences, Medical laboratory sciences or any relevant Basic Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution.
  • Published at least four (4) articles in refereed journals with at least two (2) article as the first or lead author;
  • Supervisory Course not lasting less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution; OR demonstrated mentoring students.
  • Proficiency in computer application; including computational immunology software such as FlowJo, Omics, R.
  • Demonstrated work performance and results;

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning and supervisory skills
  • Analytical and writing skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team player

Reports to:

  • Principal Investigator


  • Center for Global Health Research, UMass-KEMRI partnership
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Contract Based
Contact Information
Name: Hiring Kenya

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