25 Assistant Research Jobs in Kenya – KEMRI

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State
Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology
(Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and
dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology
and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out
research in human health in Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of
excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human
health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service
delivery”.


KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons
to fill the following positions: –

Assistant Principal Research Scientist

Terms of Service: The appointment is on permanent and
pensionable terms.

JOB GROUP: KMR 4

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Providing
    day to day guidance in a specialized laboratory or given field of study;

  • Establishing
    a specific line of research including writing grant applications to
    maintain the specified research projects;

  • Providing
    full supervisory responsibility for junior professional and technical
    staff attached to his/her research projects,

  •  Monitoring
    and directing the specified research projects,

  •  Guiding
    training and development of staff and students attached to his/her
    research projects;

  • Making
    a significant contribution in devising and planning work and defining
    research priorities.

Person Specification

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

  • At
    least eight (8) years relevant work experience;

  • Bachelor’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;

  • 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;

  • Doctorate
    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;

  • Developed
    at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded;

  • Published
    at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3)
    article as the first or lead author;

  • Management
    Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Proficiency
    in computer application; and

  • Fulfil
    the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Skills and Competences

  • Strategic
    thinking;

  • Proposal
    writing skills;

  • Analytical
    skills;

  • Creativity
    and Innovativeness;

  • Critical
    thinking skills

  • Research
    fundraising skills

  • Communication
    and reporting skills

  • Interpersonal
    and negotiation skills

  • Team
    player

How To Apply

The following will be required during the interviews: –

  • Certificate
    of good conduct,

  • Higher
    Education Loans Board compliance certificate,

  • KRA
    Tax compliance certificate,

  • Credit
    Reference Bureau clearance certificate,

  • Ethics
    and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.

Kindly attach your

  • cv,

  • cover
    letter,

  • copies
    of certified academic and professional certificates,

  • testimonials
    and other relevant documents.

All the applications to be done through www.kemri.org on or before 18th May
2020
 by 5.00 p.m
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