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Bioinformatics Officer Job, Medical Jobs April,

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is a State Corporation registered under Legal Notice Number 4 of the State Corporations Act Cap 446 in January 2019 as a Level 6 Tertiary Hospital and is now operational offering specialized referral services. The Hospital is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced expertise in the following listed areas. These positions will be on full time basis.


Job Description

The position of a Bioinformatics Officer exists to help scientists manage and process, and analyze genomic and molecular data the hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop software tools for efficient data integration and for mining biological data
  • Collaborate closely with scientists from a variety of disciplines
  • Build innovative frameworks for data integration and automated data mining
  • Develop reusable libraries
  • Implement best coding practices to build and continually improve a company’s computational capabilities and workflows
  • Apply computer tools to transform genomics data into higher yielding crops and pest control solutions
  • Share modern computational methods and bioinformatics solutions
  • Work closely with end users to identify, analyze and solve bioinformatics resourcing and application
  • Propose and implement novel bioinformatics analysis strategies adapted to analytical needs
  • Report progress in relation to objectives and critical milestones to program leaders
  • Ensure compliance with all existing safety standards in the area of responsibility
  • Utilize data mining techniques to select algorithms to process, analyze, visualize and interpret clinical


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, health related studies with information technology, biochemistry, medical scientists, computational biologists or relevant bachelor of science degree from a reputable organization
  • Master’s degree in any of the aforementioned fields of study from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 5-year work experience in bioinformatics field with a proven track record in research
  • Ability to use statistical software programs and interactive websites to retrieve data
  • Experience in processing large
  • Experience in SPSS, SAS, R or Stata

Soft Skills Required

  • Computer programming skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Data management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Project Management Skills

How to Apply

If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, please apply online via: OR send hard copies of your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form ONLY to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya

For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form when you apply online via the portal.

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 4th May 2021. Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Kenya University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital careers portal:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All shortlisted candidates must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including.

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
  • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

Please take note that all communication to potential candidates is specifically through official telephones/ email.

Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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