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Project Coordinator: (Epilepsy Pathway Innovation in Africa (EPInA) study) - 6 Months

Reference Number: 
PC-3122019
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Clinical Research-NeuroAssessment
Job Grade: 
6.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Kilifi
JOB PURPOSE: 

The main purpose of the job is to manage the epilepsy studies at the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)-Wellcome Trust Programme, which is one of the 4 other sites distributed across Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The EPInA project is funded by the National Institutes for Health Research with a broad aim of setting-up studies to improve awareness about epilepsy and reduce the diagnostic and treatment gaps for epilepsy in African countries. The data and sample collection may involve correspondence with other African sites participating in this proposed work. In particular, the project manager will work in consultation with the site PIs to submit protocols for ethical review, prepare study logistics, to supervise data and sample collection, and to participate in communications and engagement strategy.

Assistant Research Officer

Reference Number: 
ARO-27112019
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Clinical Research
Job Grade: 
6.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Kilifi
JOB PURPOSE: 

To assist with assessments and nursing care of patients attending hospitals participating in a genetic study of neurodevelopmental disorders attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on the Kenyan coast. The ARO will be expected to work with the hospital members of staff to ensure delivery of quality care to the participants. Other roles will include data collection and recruitment, while observing adherence to standard operating protocols for the NeuroDev study and other related neuroscience projects.