Opportunities

Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer

Reference Number: 
LQAO16112020
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Bioscience
Job Grade: 
7.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Kilifi
JOB PURPOSE: 

The role is to develop, monitor and implement comprehensive quality assurance programmes and processes that will ensure the maintenance of laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) to internationally recognised Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) standards.

Assistant Research Officer- BOHEMIA & TRUE PROJECT

Reference Number: 
ARO12112020
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Clinical Research
Job Grade: 
6.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Kilifi
JOB PURPOSE: 

The candidate will participate in research activities of two distinct studies:

  • The TRUE-1 trial is a phase I trial that aims to evaluate the safety of escalating doses of a repurposed drug, unithiol. It is hoped this drug may provide a safe and effective adjunct to antivenom for the treatment of viperid snake envenoming. The project also comprises an observational study involving the collection of clinical samples from children and adults admitted to KCH following a suspected snakebite. This work aims to define the biting species, measure outcomes and to further our understanding of the pathophysiology of envenoming.
  • BOHEMIA PK400 is a phase II trial aiming at evaluating the pharmacokinetics (PK) of ivermectin in a human host and the related pharmacodynamics (PD) in the malaria vector when used administered as an oral endectocide. This study aims at understanding the effect of high dose ivermectin (400mcg/Kg) on the survival of malaria vectors post blood feeding and will further our understanding of the optimal dose for mass drug administration of ivermectin for malaria control.