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Opening date: April 29, 2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/284/04/22
Project description: The L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC), the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutions. This trial will be
conducted at the Siaya County Referral hospital and Kogelo Dispensary in Siaya County. The KEMRI
Malaria Branch has a vacancy for a data manager for the L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial.
Position: Data Manager, J/G KMR 6 (1 position)
Duration: One (1) renewable
Reporting to: Principal Investigators
The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall data management procedures for the clinical trial including data capture, monitoring the quality and integrity of data and preparing summary reports.
He/she will work with the Trial Coordinator, the Principal Investigators, and the data management team at NIH to design and implement a robust data management system and ensure data management is performed in accordance with the trial protocol, procedures, guidelines and professional standards of practice. S/He will ensure that all data is complete, accurate and timely and must be in compliance with the applicable guidelines and regulations. The holder of this position shall be expected to operate from
the KEMRI–CGHR field station in Kisian and the KEMRI–CGHR Clinical Research Centre in Siaya.
Duties and Responsibilities
i Support, in collaboration with the NIH data support team, the development of the clinical trial database specifications, eCRFs, user requirements, edit rules/checks, query logics and data validation rules within the DF Discover system
ii Develop and maintain data management plans, standard operating procedures for conducting data management activities for the trial including backup systems for power and internet
iii Ensure quality and accuracy of data submitted from the study sites and assure timely entry and review of the database, query resolution and appropriate reporting and follow–up for all safety events by site personnel
iv Create and maintain data management files, data dictionaries and other required documentation in compliance with the national and international standards, regulations and guidelines on data protection, governance and sharing
v Design and implement procedures for automation of data outputs and regular statistical reports and configure dashboards for data visualization and other products for information
vi Provide training and mentoring to research staff and study teams on data management processes and mentor data clerks and interns
vii Maintain study electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and other equipment used for data collection, ensuring data is secure and forms are updated as needed
viii Extract data and perform regular reviews to identify issues, generate queries, communicate and track their resolution working with the program staff and supervisors for corrective action/query resolution in a timely manner
ix Work with the Trial data management support team to ensure the EDC system can lock/unlock and freeze/unfreeze for statistical review, interim review and/or final database
x Ensure good internet connectivity for data entry at the trial sites and troubleshoot as needed
xi Work with the study team to ensure that data reporting needs are scheduled and addressed
xii Manage and supervise the daily data collection at the field sites
xiiiParticipate in planning meetings and scheduled conference calls with the study team and study partners
xivPerform additional duties as may be assigned by their supervisor
1. BSc in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Applied Statistics, or any other related field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
Skills & Abilities:
2. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and a focus on quality and innovation
3. Ability to prioritize work, exercise initiative and work with minimal direction
4. Ability to manage multiple studies of medium complexity or size concurrently
5. Adaptability to changes in work duties, responsibilities, and requirements
6. Excellent communication and problem–solving skills
7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, including research scientists
Terms of Employment: One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus
How To Apply
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website http://www.kemri.go.ke/e–recruitment – E–Recruitment Portal on or before 19th May 2022 latest 5.00 p.m.
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 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 short–listed candidates will be considered.