Assistant Research Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancy: CGHR 93/07/19


Project 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 an Assistant Research Officer (ARO).
Position: Assistant Research Officer MR 9 (1 position).
Location: Kisian
Reporting to: Principal Investigator
Qualifications
·         Bachelor degree in biomedical/biological science, microbiology or any science related course from a recognized institution.
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         At least two years work experience in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a research set-up
·         Experience in viral PCR work will be an added advantage.
·         Strong hands-on experience in running a biomedical research laboratory.
·         Strong supervisory and management skills.
·         Strong data processing skills.
·         Ability to work independently, in an organized and a timely manner and under minimum supervision.
Responsibilities
·         The primary role of the ARO will be to test human blood samples for the presence of dengue and chikungunya viruses using real-time PCR in a research laboratory.
·         Implement all laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
·         Upload all laboratory data on online databases.
·         Relay laboratory results promptly to field teams.
·         Manage all laboratory equipment and field supplies.
·         Participate in planning meetings and scheduled conference calls with other members of the study team.
·         Coordinate and train students on attachment and internship assigned to the laboratory.
·         Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
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

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