Research Administrator

Date Posted: Dec. 6, 2022, 5:38 a.m.

Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Job Description

Vacancy No. CGHR/326/11/22

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Study PI, the Research Administrator will be responsible for planning, and implementation of the study activities of the project, this includes training and supervision of clinical team and field staff, and ensuring that the research activities conducted according to study protocol.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite and other packages.
  • Able to communicate effectively with members of the research team and national stakeholders
  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, written and spoken, with additional fluency in Dholuo is preferred.
  • Participated in at least one health related research activity as coordinator or supervisor

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously;
  • Communication skills;
  • Team player.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Coordinate and implement study activities for L9LS according to research protocol including:

  • Prepare Study Specific Standard Operating Procedures and train study staff on the same.
  • Draft and translate Informed Consent document and other study research documents.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) to oversee administration of consent forms in compliance with study procedures, local regulations and GCP guidelines.
  • Review laboratory results and assist the PI in determining eligibility and selection of qualified subjects.
  • Prepare recruitment, consenting, screening and enrolment logs.
  • Monitor study team compliance with required study procedures and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards.
  • Audit clinical study records; compare case report forms with source documents; review drug accountability records and other relevant study supplies.
  • Document study-related communication with subjects, investigator, laboratories, sponsor and the rest of the research team.
  • Document protocol deviations and ensure appropriate reporting

How To Apply

Applications should include the following: 

  • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
  • A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to 

The Deputy Director, 
1578-40100, Kisumu 

The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number

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