Clinicians Research Entry Levels at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme

On Friday, November 1st, 2013
Reference Number: CRCEP-10-13
Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology
Grade: 8.11 – 8.14
Location: Nairobi or Kilifi
Country: Kenya

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme is an internationally renowned health research institution. The Programme is committed to carrying out high quality research on health issues affecting Kenya and Africa in general and to building research capacity in the East African Region. Our clinical research aims to improve understanding of the aetiology, burden and risk factors for major diseases, optimise clinical care, develop and test interventions, and influence national and international policy and practice. Currently, several important clinical trials are going on alongside observational studies, studies of the quality and implementation of care, and epidemiological, pathophysiological, immunological and microbiological projects.

Two clinical research entry posts for up to two years from 1st January 2014, based in Kilifi or Nairobi are available. The positions are open to East African clinicians with MMed or equivalent qualification in a field appropriate to their intended clinical project area. Potential project areas are:

  • Child health:
    • clinical trials and observational studies on severe malnutrition, newborn health, the severely ill child, sickle cell disease, neurological or mental health disorders (Kilifi)
    • systematic reviews and clinical epidemiological research leading to developing guidelines for paediatric care (Nairobi)
  • Adult health:
    • clinical studies of maternal health, mental health disorders, or HIV infection dynamics (Kilifi)

These positions offer an opportunity to work with experienced clinical scientists in a highly dynamic research environment and will suit individuals wishing to pursue a longer term career in research as a clinician-scientist. Post-holders will work on existing research projects, undertake clinical duties, and be exposed to a strong research environment including a wide range of seminars and journals clubs, and mentorship in research methodology in order to develop their own proposals.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Degree in Medicine and Surgery
  2. MMed or equivalent qualification in a specialty relevant to the research topic of interest, or equivalent training and experience


  1. Demonstrable interest in a career in clinical research
  2. Demonstrable excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  3. Demonstrable excellent organizational skills


To apply for this post you must be a registered user here . Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

All applicants are required to attach a cover letter, updated CV and state their current/last gross salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 10th November 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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