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Intern Research Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

  • Community engagement and entry
  • Participant mobilization and recruitment
  • Informed consent
  • Cross-sectional surveys
  • Keeping track of study participants for follow-up activities
  • Completeness of all data collected (recordings, field notes, survey

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Must have a Diploma in Nursing, Community Health & Development, Social Work, or any other relevant health/social sciences.

Study Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for research, training, innovations, technology
  • Supervising junior professional and technical staff attached to his/her clinical research program,
  • Monitoring and evaluating implementation of research projects
  • Writing manuscripts, reports and translating research findings into lay language
  • Disseminating and translating research findings for evidence-based policy formulations and implementation
  • Develop and manage standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all study procedures
  • Plan and coordinate meetings for both internal project staff and external collaborators
  • Host/participate in scheduled conference calls with the international study partners.
  • Participate in development of research proposals in the relevant research thematic area Other Required Skills

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Medical degree from an accredited institution with a valid license to practice medicine in Kenya.
  • Prior experience conducting clinical research or participating in clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of STIs/HIV, including epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Strong writing skills evidenced by peer review publications.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and ethical guidelines governing clinical research (e.g., ICH-GCP, CITI)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with clinicians, other study staff, participants, administrators, regulators, monitors, and sponsors.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent organizational skills to independently manage workflow.
  • Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Pharmacy Intern

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and dispensing drugs to patients/study participants.
  • Verify that prescriptions are filled correctly and on time.
  • Interacting with patients/study participants, dispense medication, and complete study-specific documentation according to study-specific SOPs, and good pharmaceutical practice.
  • Receiving, record, and store medication received at the pharmacy.
  • Maintaining the inventory of prescription medications, and clinical items and inform the pharmacy practitioner of any restocking required.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology/Pharmacy from a PPB-recognized institution
  • Enrolled/registered not more than one year ago or in the process of enrollment/registration with PPB

Pharmaceutical Technologist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dispense drugs to study participants.
  • Counsel clients on drug administration and compliance.
  • Order corresponding supplies such as drugs, clinical items, and other pharmaceutical items from the approved vendor(s) and sponsor organization(s).
  • Maintain accurate inventory logs for drugs and other pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Support and promote the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for pharmacy management as per study protocols.
  • Issue clinical items to clinicians and counselors.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Technology from PPB accredited institution
  • Must be enrolled with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board and in a professional association
  • At least three years of working experience
  • Experience working in a clinical research setting is an added advantage    Added Advantage
  • Experience and knowledge in vaccines and HIV care is vital.

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