Site Lead Research Assistant at Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI



Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

Reports to: Assistant Coordinator

Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversight and study management at the site
  2. Conduct participant recruitment, screening, informed consent, and randomization/re- randomization
  3. Data collection, data entry, documentation, and organization per the study protocol and standard
  4. operating procedures
  5. Site stock management
  6. Send daily site reports
  7. Communicate regularly with the Study Coordinators and other study staff and will respond to data and study
  8. queries with information and reports as required
  9. Assist caregivers and adolescents with disclosure support
  10. Maintain study registers, logs, and files and make sure all study documents are kept secure and locked
  11. Write reports and participate in study meetings as require
  12. Participant follow up and tracing

Required Qualifications and experience

  1. Diploma in Community Health, Social Work & Community Development or any other related Diploma in Social Sciences with C plain and above in O level
  2. At least two years of research assistant experience

Other Required Skills

  1. Motorcycle riding will be an added advantage
  2. Excellent Computer skills


Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Applicants should attach the following:

  1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  3. Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  4. Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  5. A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  6. A copy of National Identity card or passport

Closing Date : 29 September. 2021



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