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Project description: The Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)will be conducting a large community-based study of Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) aimed at reducing malaria transmission in western Kenya.The 3-year project is part of a larger international ATSB consortium involving three countries in Africa, and international partners in the UK and USA.As part of this effort, KEMRI is searching for an exceptional trial manager with three years of relevant work experience to lead the study team.
Position: Clinical Research Scientist (KMR 5)
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Location: KEMRI-CGHR, Kisumu, with fieldwork in Siaya county
The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing a large cluster randomised trial in 80 villages in Siaya County to evaluate the efficacy of a novel tool for reducing malaria transmission. The evaluation will include longitudinal assessments of community and facility-based surveillance for malaria case burden, a year-round household malaria indicator survey and an incidence cohort study. The post holder will work in close consultation with the Principal and Co-Investigators, including with the entomological team. He/She will be responsible for reviewing standard operating procedures, manage submission of protocol amendments as required, coordinate fieldwork, overseeing centralised functions of the study, including coordinating data management and procurement of study supplies.
For exceptional candidates, the option for PhD training as part of the project maybe considered.
- Medical Doctor (MCChB or MD or equivalent), or MSc in Epidemiology, or MPH or equivalent
- Demonstrated team or project management ability
- Strong leadership and supervisory abilities
- Strong computer skills including in data analysis and the ability to produce high-quality written reports
- Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution
Terms of Employment: A one-year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Salary is negotiable within the appropriate KEMRI pay grade depending on education and experience
Applications MUST include the following:
- Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
- Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and email address
- Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and email addresses of the referees
- Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
Applications should be sent through, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15th February, 2021.
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Only short listed candidates will be contacted