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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Research Scientist.

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Opening date: April 11, 2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/269/02/22
Position Description: The Kenya Medical Research Institute/Centre for Global Health Research (KEMRI/CGHR), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) are collaborating to conduct research on malaria, HIV, TB and other diseases of public health importance. An exciting opportunity is currently open for a
Research Scientist in the “a systematic review and individual participant data (IPD) metaanalysis of the impact of malaria in pregnancy on Infant health project. This IPD metaanalysis is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria to the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN).

Position: Research Scientist, KMR 6 (1 position)

Location: Kisumu County

Reporting: Principal Investigator

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical sciences, Public health, Epidemiology and or Biostatistics or any other related field from a recognized institution.

Proficiency in computer applications and statistical softwares

Knowledge in systematic reviews and/or metaanalysis will be added advantage.

Key skills and competencies

Planning skills

Communication and report writing skills

Interpersonal skills

Team player

Job Description

The Research Scientist will report to the Principal Investigator and will be responsible for ensuring the systematic review and preliminary IPD metaanalysis is conducted to the highest standards possible as per the study guidelines. S/he will be trained to conduct systematic reviews and meta
analyses under guidance. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, professionally and ethically with competence, accountability and integrity. His/her functions will include but not be limited to the following;

Searching for literature in electronic databases and other sources.

Extracting data or information from selected primary studies using recommended tools.

Resolving data discrepancies identified during data extraction and cleaning up of data sets.

Quality assessment of included studies.

Conduct preliminary metaanalyses under the guidance of the supervisor.
Contribute to preparing and reviewing manuscript(s) for peerreview submission.

Any other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator.

Terms of Employment: 1year fixed contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first three months. This is a oneyear project.

Training opportunities: The post will include online or offsite training opportunities in
evidence synthesis and metaanalysis.

Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales.

Applications should include the following:

1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)

2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and email address

3. Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and email addresses

4. Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts

How To Apply

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website http://www.kemri.go.ke/e recruitment ERecruitment Portal on or before 1st May 2022 latest 5.00 p.m.

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Please visit the KEMRI web site http://www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CDC AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contact
ed.

https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers/

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