Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Senior 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Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya, Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 and currently under KEMRI Order 2021 as the national body responsible for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;



a) Job Specifications
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-
i. Participating in defining research problems;
ii. Participating in planning of research activities and implementation of approved projects;
iii. Assisting in communicating and dissemination of scientific results;
iv. Participating in broad planning of research projects;
v. Participating in interpretation and validation of results;
vi. Participating in supporting visiting scientific students /students on attachment.
b) Person Specification
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
i. At least four (4) years relevant work experience;
ii. 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;
iii. 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;
iv. Supervisory Course not lasting less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
v. Developed at least eight (8) proposals, four (4) of which have been funded;
vi. Published at least four (4) articles in refereed journals with at least two (2) article as the first or lead author;
vii. Proficiency in computer application; and
viii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
c) Key Skills and Competences
i. Planning and Organizational skills;
ii. Communication and reporting skills;
iii. Interpersonal skills;
iv. Creativity and Innovativeness;
v. Critical thinking skills
vi. 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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