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PostDoctoral Training

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Postdoctoral researchers are the main drivers of research in all major research institutions globally. As such KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme throught the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) and other grants awarded to researchers in the Programme is keen to provide support for postdoctoral training for African researchers particularly those in the early stages of their careers. We have therefore defined a career path beginning from early postdocs through mid and senior research fellows to principal research fellows. Early postdoc are generally employed within a year or two of finishing their PhD training on funding from a more senior researchers. Towards the end of their training some of the postdocs may consider applying for independent funding. Such postdoc will supported and mentored to help them developing competitive grant proposal that will enable them progress up the ladder toward becoming a senior or principle research fellows. Mid,Senior and Principal research fellows are general researchers who hold progressively larger grants and run progressively larger research programmes and groups. Progression to this position is therefore largely determined by a researcher's scientific output and ability to win research grants.

We are now accepting applications for the second cohort of Early Postdoctoral Researchers funded under IDeAL.

These positions are for three years and are aimed are providing the holders with support to conduct a substantive piece of research work leading to publications while also enhacing their profile for the purpose of grants application.

To apply for a postdoc position

If positions are available they will appear below. You may click on each to get further information. To apply Please register and login and then choose "Add New" => Postdoc Application. Under the tab "Postdoc Preference" please select at least one position. To end an application session at any point just click "Save". You may visit and edit the application repeatedly until the deadline day. However, the information saved as at the deadline day will be taken as the final submission.

Even when there are no specific positions advertised we continue to welcome enquiries from interested researchers. Please browse through the our researchers' profiles to get an idea of the the research going on in the Programme and what area might fits your interests. Send your enquiries and CV to:

IDeAL director –

Currently available Postdoctoral posts

Please note that the listed positions WILL BE CLOSED on the closing date. This means the applications must be submitted BEFORE the closing date.

Closing date Reference Number Title Location Supervisor
01 February 2018 SANTHEPostDoc/Epi/o1/17 Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship In Clinical Epidemiology (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Mtwapa Prof. Eduard Sanders
23 January 2018 SocSci/PostDoc/18/1 Mid-Level Postdoctoral Social Scientist Kilifi