SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER

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

Job details

Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Serve as Secretary to SERU committee;
  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific, technical and ethical components of research proposals
  • Advising investigators on adherence to/compliance with mandated Kenyan laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to human research participants' protection;
  • Coordinating and conducting expedited review of proposals;
  • Carrying out site monitoring and other regulatory activities for various studies reviewed at SERU to ensure compliancy.
  • Coordinating the activities of analysts and/or administrative support staff, as appropriate;
  • Advising and guiding research investigators with respect to the proposal development and documentation necessary to ensure compliance with provisions pertaining to human research participant protections in biomedical and clinical research;
  • Attending SERU meetings and providing technical support and guidance on regulatory matters; records medical and ethical issues discussed, and ensures accurate documentation of final committee determinations;
  • Ensuring maintenance of an accurate and comprehensive database of reviewed and approved research.
  • Reviewing clinical research applications, safety reports, DSMB reports and advises the SERU on matters requiring their attention and creates a safety report database and generates monthly technical reports.
  • Maintaining up-to-date understanding of the national and international policies and regulations;
  • Executing audits of clinical research projects;
  • Reviewing research and medical records and processes as appropriate to assess compliance with proposals, regulatory requirements, and guidelines;
  • Participating in the development, design, and delivery of research ethics training for researchers, SERU Committee members, and/or SERU Secretariat staff;
  • Engaging in Monitoring and Quality assurance activities for SERU;
  • Providing training, day-to-day guidance and supervision to research administrators; and
  • Representing SERU at various internal and/or external institutional fora, as appropriate.

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. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Research Regulation;
  4. Diploma in Research ethics/ Relevant Certificate training in Research ethics or Certified IRB professional;
  5. Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  6. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  7. Ability to lead and operationally supervise staff;
  8. Meets the requirement of Chapter six Constitution Kenya;
  9. Knowledge of current and emerging legislative, policy, and operational issues and trends in the area of research compliance.

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

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