Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Pharmaceutical Technologist.

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Background Information:

dPEP study is an open label randomized controlled trial of STI prevention in women on PrEP in Kisumu Kenya. The study is being conducted by RCTPKEMRI in collaboration with University of Washington. The study will be conducted in Kisumu County and is seeking for a selfmotivated and proactive individual to fill the vacancies below:

Position: Pharmaceutical Technologist (1) KMR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN031082021

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Locations: Kisumu

Duration: A renewable one year contract, as per KEMRI scheme of service. The first three months being probation period.


Must possess at least a Diploma in pharmaceutical technology
Registered with the Pharmacy and Poison Board

Required Experience

At least two years working experience as registered Pharmaceutical technologist
Extensive prior experience in clinical research

Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services

Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administer respective Case Report Forms (CRFs)
Carrying out QA/QC of study CRFs and source documents and resolve queries that may arise.

Dispensing drugs and Study products to participants.

Ensure prescription drugs are available for dispensing to participants

Maintaining pharmacy temperature and humidity logs

Generation and review of pharmacy SOPs

Counseling participants on adherence to study products

Participants Randomization process in liaison with the data and clinic teams.

Maintain the pharmacy database and keeping it up to date.

Ensuring accurate and timely records of dispensed drugs and study products on the pharmacy logs and in the accountability logs and Database.

Enhancing communication between pharmacy and local PPB & coordinating center
Management of regulatory affairs regarding pharmacy

Establish and maintain good relationships with participants to foster study retention.

Other required skills:

Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team

Keen and attentive to detail

Ability to follow instructions and procedures

Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.

Counselling skills

Good track of record keeping
Computer literacy

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

Application Method

Applications to be done through the email later than 6th September, 2021.
(Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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