The KEMRI / University of Washington
Study – Nairobi, Kenya
The Kenya Medical Research Institute
(KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting
research studies at multiple sites in Kenya.
The KEMRI / UW / MOH / CDC Option B+
study project seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to
fill the following positions:
Should be available to start on 23rd
The Study Nurse shall report to the
S/he shall be expected to work under
minimum supervision and provide guidance to investigators on study
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
The responsibilities of the Study
Nurse will include, but not limited to the following:
Assist with the coordination of entry
into the facility and logistics surrounding data collection and survey
Data collection from source documents
and administration of study questionnaires and in-depth interviews according to
Standard Operating Procedures.
Laboratory sample collection – Dried
Blood Spot (DBS) and phlebotomy
Ensure proper ethical procedures and
consenting of participants prior to study enrolment
Ensure all data is of good quality
and perform quality checks before submission.
Ensure the smooth and efficient
day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
Maintain proper communication between
health facility and Study Coordinator’s office.
Maintain adequate supplies at the
study sites for example study forms.
Maintain inventory of supplies.
Submit daily summary of study
progress to the Study Coordinator/data manager and suggestions on any
improvements to the study procedures as appropriate.
Ensure strict compliance with ethical
requirements for conduct of research.
Perform other duties that may be
given by the Study Coordinator.
Requirements for the Position:
Minimum Diploma in Nursing
(KRCN/KRN); must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
Previous research experience and
experience with the consent process
Knowledge and experience in
phlebotomy and DBS collection an added advantage
Knowledge of MOH records management
an added advantage
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork,
and communication skills.
Knowledge of basic computer
Strong organizational skills and
Commitment to integrity and high
Strong professional references from
Terms of Employment:
Two months non-renewable contract.
Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on
educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
The salary scheme is based on the
KEMRI salary scales.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements,
complete our online application form and then send an application letter with
your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and
the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional
referees to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us by 5th April at 5pm.
Note: Only the shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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