Bioinformatician needed in Kenya, KUTTRH

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

Job Summary

The Hospital is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced expertise in the following listed areas. These positions will be on full time basis.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements


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.


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

Minimum Qualification and Experience
i. 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 university.
ii. Master’s degree in any of the aforementioned fields of study from a recognized university.
iii. Minimum of 5-year work experience in bioinformatics field with a proven track record in research work.
iv. Ability to use statistical software programs and interactive websites to retrieve data
v. Experience in processing large data.
vi. Experience in SPSS, SAS, R or Stata.

Soft Skills Required
i. Computer programming skills
ii. Organizational skills
iii. Data management skills
iv. Detail oriented
v. Written and verbal communication skills
vi. Good interpersonal skills
vii. Project Management Skills

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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