PRINCIPAL RESEARCH OFFICER

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Company:KEMRI
Category:Research
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and regulatory operations at the Scientific and Ethical Review Unit (SERU).
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures and in the design and implementation of projects and programs supporting SERU activities.
  • Providing analytical, technical and professional support to the Institutional Review Board.
  • Supporting all aspects of applicable regulatory compliance.
  • Ensuring optimal service to the research community and accurate compliance with relevant government and Institutional policies.
  • Advising investigators on compliance with Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants' protection.
  • Ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations.
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff.
  • The Human subjects’ protection officer for the FWA.
  • Be responsible for mobilizing resources for SERU activities.
  • Providing oversight in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Quality assurance systems for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision of SERU Staff, research analysts and research administrators; and
  • Engaging in research on ethics / human subjects’ protection.

Requirements for Appointment:-    

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;- Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences, Public Health or any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  2. Master’s and PhD degree in any of the above fields;
  3. A higher qualification in research or Clinical ethics will be an advantage
  4. Diploma in ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  5. Four (4) years or more in research management experience in a similar organization, membership in an ethics committee;
  6. Training in management for at least one month;
  7. Analytical skills to interpret data and present findings;
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse research environment;
  9. Problem solving and decision-making skills;
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of SERU information and records;
  11. Meets the requirement of Chapter six Constitution Kenya; and Meets the requirement of Chapter six Constitution Kenya;
  12. Ability to lead a team and to be a team player with strong mentoring and capacity building

For more information, visit; https://www.kemri.org/index.php/careers

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