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APHRC Research Officer Job in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 6, 2014

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.
The Center seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in a newly funded research project “Genomic and environmental risk factors for cardio-metabolic diseases in Africans”.

The project aims to conduct a genetic association study with obesity, body fat distribution and cardiovascular diseases in Kenya as part of multi-country initiatives

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead the process for obtaining ethical approval
  • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
  • Coordinate the recruitment and training of the field team
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
  • Organize for the procurement and inventory management of study equipment,
  • Oversee the collection, transport of blood samples from the field to the laboratory
  • Oversee the processing, storage, and handling of specimens for genetic testing and phenotyping
  • Preparing regular field and project reports
  • Participate in data analysis and scientific writing
  • Other duties as required.
Required:
  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, epidemiology, biological sciences or related disciplines
  • Training in laboratory sciences or demonstrated experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and sample tracking systems
  • At least two years’ post-graduate experience, preferably in a research setting
  • Experience conducting field research and managing a research team
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g.peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, books, etc.)
  • Experience using statistical packages such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, Epi-Info
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet tight deadlines
Candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected remuneration and providing contact details of

three referees to the address below. Online applications should be sent to [email protected] by 10 February 2014.

Please, indicate “Research Officer – HCS” on the subject line of the email application or on the envelope.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population & Health Research Center
P. O Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi
www.aphrc.org
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