Job description

  • Create research plan and budget, outlining places, areas, time, and expenses involved in carrying out particular research
  • Identify relevant potential participants, educate them on research procedures and possible dangers to get them psychologically ready for the project,
  • Design tools and models for clinical trials, observing professional standards, and following step by step procedures without cutting corners, to obtain valid results
  • Interact with research team members, brainstorming on ideas on research procedures to ensure successful findings
  • Maintain research sites in line with regulatory binders, monitoring associate shadow binders
  • Ensure that research tools and materials are available even before the commencement of the research, to ensure smooth flow of operations
  • Guarantee the safety of team members and participants during procedures by taking effective safety measures and putting machinery in place to handle crises and emergencies that may arise
  • Supervise research activities and provide support to team members
  • Inform relevant authorities of need to carry out procedures in certain areas to avoid issues of trespassing; and obtain legal authorization for the procedure as backing in case of suits arising from research causalities
  • Evaluate research’s observation methods for efficiency and make recommendations for improvement to ensure reliability and generalization of results
  • Prepare documents for participants’ consent and authorization and ensure they are
  • Execute diagnostic aspects of medical treatment to ascertain the cause and effect of patients’ health condition as such findings are instrumental to effective treatment
  • Keep records of clinical researches in files and computer systems; take note of successful procedures; observe any side effect; and treat research programs with confidentiality
  • Comply with procedures for infection control in the clinic to avoid destroying research materials unknowingly
  • Enforce preventive maintenance techniques to preserve specimens and tools


  • A degree in a health-related field and/or medical technician certification is necessary for qualification
  • High thinking capacity to brainstorm and identify most effective solutions to clinical issues
  • Good organizational skills to maintain orderliness in compiling research data for testing and presentation
  • Must be goal oriented to work tirelessly towards achieving research goals in the midst of challenges
  • Time management skills to produce research results within a given time frame, to enhance productivity
  • Living or willing to relocate to Thika

Interested candidate should send their CVs to with the email subject as Medical Research Assistant.

 Only shortlisted shall be contacted.