Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Research Scientist.

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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Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya, Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 and currently under KEMRI Order 2021 as the national body responsible for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 a dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following;


This is the entry and training grade for this cadre for graduate employees. An officer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a senior officer.
a) Job Specifications
i. Assist in the implementation of research projects and/or supervising designated aspects of the work;
ii. Assist in carrying out fieldwork and laboratory experimental procedures;
iii. Assisting in organization of the internal scientific seminars;
iv. Carry out experimental and/or developmental work under the supervision of a Senior Research Scientist or Assistant Principal Research Scientist;
v. Assist in the interpretation and validation of results;
vi. Guiding visiting scientific students /students on attachment
vii. Assisting in maintaining the scientific laboratory in good working condition; and
viii. In consultation with Senior Technologist, ensuring that all chemicals, reagents and consumables are properly stored in the laboratory.
b) Job Specifications
i. 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;
ii. Proficiency in computer application;
iii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
c) Key Skills and Competences
i. Planning skills
ii. Communication and reporting skills
iii. Interpersonal skills
iv. Team player

Terms of Employment

Employment is for one (1) year contract, as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.
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.
How To Apply
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website E-Recruitment Portal on or before 23rd December 2021 latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI web site for more details on the advertisement.
KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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