Reference Number: RMOII-19/11/18
Employment Type: Full time
Category: Clinical Research
Job Grade: 7.11
SEARCH is a multi-centre factorial randomised controlled trial that aims to investigate the effectiveness of alternative antibiotic treatments and supportive care strategies among children hospitalized with severe pneumonia. The project requires a highly motivated, proactive medical officer who will work with other members of the study team to assure the quality of study processes including those relating to clinical care for study participants, study documentation and data integrity.
Study clinical officers, study data clerks
- Contribute towards development of the trial protocol, study documentation, and trial database
- Prepare study-related reports for submission to various partners (including hospital and county management, ethical review committees, Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, sponsor)
- Day-to-day running of study activities that involve planning and allocating study staff duties
- Train site-level clinical and nursing staff on the national paediatric clinical guidelines and study procedures
- Lead and guide clinical and research teams as required in the provision of care, while ensuring adherence to clinical and study protocols
- Ensure data quality through periodic site visits, regular monitoring of the study database and timely query resolution
- Update and maintain study documentation.
- Attend and participate in internal and external research meetings, other meetings and clinical skills training and updates as required.
- Participate in community sensitization
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the PI.
- Medical degree (MBChB, MBBS or equivalent)
- At least two -three years post-qualification experience in medical practice
- Current registration Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board
- Trained on the national basic paediatric protocols (ETAT+) or equivalent course
- Post-basic qualification in clinical trials, epidemiology, biostatistics, or equivalent course or experience working in a clinical research environment
- Competence in use of R, STATA or other software applications to undertake statistical analyses
- Data management skills – ideally experience with clinical trial databases
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and certification
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent scientific writing skills and presentation skills (use of Powerpoint or other media)
- Ability to work with limited supervision and meet deadlines
- Excellent diagnostic, analytical and investigative skills
- Strong leadership skills
- Ability to work independently, in a team, and in a multi-cultural environment
- Confidentiality, attention to detail, punctuality and high integrity