Opening date: April 28, 2020
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979
through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently
established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and
Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in
Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its
mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and
KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions: –
Terms of Service: The appointment is on permanent and pensionable terms.
RESEARCH SCIENTISTS (37 Positions)
JOB GROUP: KMR 6
This is the entry and training grade for this cadre for graduate employees. An officer at this level will
work under guidance and supervision of a senior officer.
a) Job Specifications
i. Assist in the implementation of research projects and/or supervising designated
aspects of the work;
ii. Assist in carrying out fieldwork and laboratory experimental procedures;
iii. Assisting in organization of the internal scientific seminars;
iv. Carry out experimental and/or developmental work under the supervision of a Senior
Research Scientist or Assistant Principal Research Scientist;
v. Assist in the interpretation and validation of results;
vi. Guiding visiting scientific students /students on attachment
vii. Assisting in maintaining the scientific laboratory in good working condition; and
viii. In consultation with Senior Technologist, ensuring that all chemicals, reagents and
consumables are properly stored in the laboratory.
b) Job Specifications
i. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines :- Biomedical Sciences,
Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or
equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
ii. Proficiency in computer application;
iii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
c) Key Skills and Competences
i. Planning skills
ii. Communication and reporting skills
iii. Interpersonal skills
iv. Team player
The following will be required during the interviews: – Certificate of good conduct, Higher
Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit
Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.
Kindly attach your cv, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates,
testimonials and other relevant documents.
All the applications to be done through www.kemri.org on or before 18th May 2020 by 5.00 p.m.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY;
PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED
AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY
STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND
PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted