The Kenya Medical Research Institute is committed to providing the youth with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance their employability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030. The KEMRI Internship Program (KIP) seeks to develop a pool of young talent adequately exposed to working in the research industry. After the planned twelve (12) months’ internship program, the candidates will have gained practical workplace experience to enable them have a competitive edge in their job search.

KEMRI is seeking to recruit young, dynamic, self-driven, inquisitive Diploma and Bachelor’s degree holders for its research Centres and Departments located in Nairobi, Kisumu and Busia.

Research Function in the Institute

Location: Nairobi Offices

Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institution in any of the following fields

  1. Medical Microbiology(4 Positions)
  2. Mycology(2 Positions)
  3. Microbiology and Biotechnology(1 Position)
  4. Foods Nutrition and Dietetic(2 Positions)
  5. Biochemistry(2 Positions)
  6. Industrial Chemistry/Chemistry (1 Position)
  7. Parasitology/Biology/Immunology (1 Position)
  8. Molecular/Biomedical Sciences/Applied Biology (3 positions)
  9. Biosafety and Biosecurity/Biotechnology and Biosafety (1 Position)
  10. Environmental Management Science/Occupational Safety (1 Position)
  11. Social Science (1 position)

Possess a Diploma in any of the following fields;

  1. Clinical Medicine and in possession of Clinical Medicine License(1 Position)
  2. Health Records (1 position)
  3. Medical Laboratory Sciences/Applied Biology (5 Positions)

Location: Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR), Kisian, Kisumu

Possess a Diploma in any of the following fields;

  1. Medical Laboratory Sciences/Applied Biology (2 Positions)
  2. Business Administration/Management (1 Position)

Location: Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Disease Control Research (CIPDCR), Busia

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Science Laboratory Technology from a recognized Institution (2 Positions)
  2. Possess a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized Institution (1 Position).

Support Services Function in the Institute;

Location: Nairobi Offices

Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institution in any of the following areas;-

  1. Finance/Accounting (2 positions)
  2. Procurement and Supply Chain Management (1 position)
  3. Human Resource Management (1 position)
  4. Information Technology Communication (ICT) (3 Positions)
  5. Journalism and Media Studies/Communication (Print Option)/Public Relations (1 position)
  6. Mass Communication (Electronic Media) (1 Position)
  7. Laws having completed pupilage/awaiting admission to the bar (1 position); and
  8. Economics/Statistics, Mathematics (2 positions)

Possess a Diploma in any of the following fields;

  1. 3-Year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration Option) (2 Positions)
  2. Accounting OR CPA Part II (1 Position)
  3. Human Resource Management (1 Position)
  4. Procurement and Supply Chain Management (1 position)
  5. Food and Beverage Production & Service (1 Position)

In addition the applicants must:-

  1. Be a Kenyan youth below 30 years of age; and
  2. Provide a Certificate of good conduct.

Personal Attributes

  1. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Must be goal oriented, dynamic, passionate and self-starter
  3. A person of integrity
  4. Should possess strong analytical skills
  5. Must be computer literate.

Interested candidates should apply on the link provided below attaching copies of certified certificates not later than Wednesday, 27th March, 2019.

Please Note:

  1. The Institute WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the program.
  2. A monthly stipend of Kes. 25,000/= and Kes. 15,000 for Bachelors and diploma holders respectively will be given without any other benefits.
  3. Interns will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover.
  4. It is a criminal Offence to provide false information and documents in the application; and
  5. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.