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Summary

I am a hard working, experienced research professional looking for a CRA position preferably in my home country, Kenya. I have previous training on the monitoring role as a CRA trainee. I consider myself a person of high Integrity and a high aspiration to succeed. I am goal driven in all tasks placed before me with the ability to multitask. I am flexible, adaptable and have exceptional organizational and time management skills. I am an individual with good communication skills and motivated person who can work with minimum supervision as an individual or as part of a team. I consider the Monitoring role as a pivotal way that I may assist in contributing to research and hence have a great passion and dedication to the role, whether as an in house or site Monitor.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
    Since September 2015

    Performing site management and monitoring of Phase II - III vaccines and drug trials, including epidemiological and field evaluation studies.

    Completed ClinWin Monitor Development program, including theoretical courses in:

    • Introduction to drug development cycle
    • Clinical research ethics
    • Monitoring Reports, Follow up letters
    • ICH-GCP guidelines Training
    • Practical study and Site Initiation, Monitoring and Closeout
    • Creation and maintenance of clinical trials documentation and site management.
    • Trial Master File set up and maintenance Ensure all documentation of clinical trial is in order
    • Site Initiation, Monitoring and closure out
    • Source data verification and Case Report Forms Review
    • Clinical Trials regulation, -including ethical review boards, and health authorities’ requirements
    • Development of monitoring plans to facilitate monitoring activities

Past Experience

  • Senior Field Officer Kakamega, Kakamega County, Kenya
    June 2015 --- August 2015

    • Soil processing to find evidence of Soil transmitted helminths
    • Alliquoting of field stool samples for shipment to Nairobi for qPCR and ELISA
    • Preparation of stool field sample Kato Katz slides
    • Examination of prepared slides under microscope for soil transmitted helminth eggs
    • Labelling of blood prick filter disks and stool tube containers for field use
    • Receiving of field samples from field officers
    • Training in Good clinical practices and Good clinical laboratory practices in research

  • Research Assistant Intern Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
    January 2013 --- March 2013

    • DNA extraction, PCR and Gel electrophoresis
    • Performing cd4 counts on specimen by Flourescent Activated cell sorter analysis from patients using FACSCalibur machine
    • Perform stains on immune cells for differentiation
    • Microscopy to perform parasitemia tests for malaria and differentiation of different helminth and parasitic infections
    • Perform various diagnostic techniques for diagnosis of leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and malaria
    • Continuation of schistosome and plasmodium life cycle to ensure availability of parasites to work with in the Lab
    • Screening of Specimen through Kato Katz, PCR, Formol Ether, Direct smear and Elisa techniques
    • Blood separation by histopaque method
    • Coordinate collection of field stool samples from primary school children
    • Collection and processing of field stool samples
    • Training in Good Clinical Laboratory practices and Laboratory Fire emergency

     

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAttention to detailFlexibilityOrganizationWillingness to compromise

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
BiotechnologyVaccinesImmunologyMicrobiologyInfectious diseasesDatabases LabtechnicianEDCLaboratory SkillsMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular Biology

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2013
  • Diploma in Information Commmunication and Technology from Institute of Advanced Technology in 2009

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Native

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    5 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Research Assistant Research associate
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Kenya Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Kenya

Others

Driving License
  • Yes