Clinical Officer (2 positions) at Kenya Medical Research Institute

March 13, 2023
Application Ends: March 24, 2023
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Job Description

Position summary

The candidate will be expected to assist the study medical officer (MO) with the safety monitoring of the BOHEMIA clinical trial. The CO will be part of a team of two COs and one MO and they will be responsible for implementing trial safety monitoring, follow-up, documenting, reporting and evaluation of adverse events

Job Specification

  • Follow guidance given by the MO of the BOHEMIA clinical trial;
  • Be familiar with the study protocol, procedures, informed consent forms, participant diaries, study medication and dosage, and timeline;
  • Obtain all necessary training and participate in study specific trainings;
  • Provide training support to field officers or others as required;
  • Assist with the establishment of a reporting system between the field staff, the site clinical team and the Sponsor for SAEs and pregnancies;
  • Carry out an investigation for every SAE registered and fill out follow up reports;
  • Adhere to strict reporting guidelines;
  • Assist the clinical trial team during the monitoring visits;
  • Address the monitoring team findings of the clinical trial;
  • Undertake any other clinical related duties as required by study principal investigator.

Person specification

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine;
  • Be registered with relevant authorities and in possession of a valid practicing license;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written;
  • Training in Good Clinical Practices and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages.
  • Experience in medical research and clinical trials is desirable;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to motivate a team and inspire others;
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking skills;
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills;
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ability to handle troublesome situations and anticipate issues with a decisive attitude;
  • utstanding communication skills with ability to adapt to different types of audiences maintaining cultural sensitivity and professionalism;
  • Willingness to live in Kwale and proficiency in Mijikenda languages;
  • Experience working in Kwale will be an added advantage.

Terms of Employment

Eight (8) months renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is payable within the stated job grade