Traineeship Opportunities

KEMRI Graduate School
  • Nairobi | Mbita
  • September 23, 2021


Vacancy Description

The KEMRI Graduate School was established by KEMRI Board of Management in 1992 to train postgraduate students in health research through opportunities presented by the well-established medical research facilities and global research expertise available at KEMRI.

The goal of the Graduate School is to develop a human resource base equipped with updated research skills and knowledge to provide solutions to the rapidly growing health care delivery challenges facing Kenya and the Africa region.

The KEMRI Graduate School is committed to providing its students with opportunities to gain and refine their research knowledge and skills. Are you currently enrolled with KEMRI Graduate School and you are searching for an opportunity to hone your research skills? We are offering internship opportunities of up to 12 months within our two projects. Only one student will be selected per project.

1. Schistosomiasis in preschool and schoolchildren along shores and on islands of Lake Victoria western Kenya: Investigation of eosinophil-cationic protein and fecal occult blood as potential-markers for schistosomiasis induced bowel morbidity. This project is based in Mbita, Homabay county.

The selected candidate will be trained on the following:

  • Planning and executing research field activities
  • Running assays for Research project
  • Maintenance of project property inventory
  • Data analysis and manuscripts development for dissemination

2. Development and validation of an in-house phenotypic assay for the determination of HIV-1 drug resistance among patients failing second-line treatment in Kenya. This project is based in Nairobi.

The selected candidate will be trained on the following:

  • Cell culture
  • Virus isolation, propagation and titration
  • Assay development and validation
  • Antiviral drug screening

Terms of engagement:

Successful candidates will be paid a monthly stipend without any other benefits. The trainees will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical insurance cover for the period of traineeship.

How to Apply

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV including current phone contact number
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.

Applications should be sent through email no later than 23rd September, 2021.

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