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Intellectual Property Officer - Kenya Medical Research (KEMRI)



Published On: 29th, August 2023

Closes on: 11th, September 2023

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Job Description

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

This is the entry and training grade for Degree holders in this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a Senior Officer.


    The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: -

    • Identifying technology with commercial applications and recommend whether intellectual property protection should be sought;
    • Implementing inter-institutional agreements;
    • Monitor material transfer and confidentiality agreements to ensure compliance with statutory intellectual property reporting regulations;
    • Providing information to KEMRI and external attorneys to assist in determining intellectual property patentability and to oversee adherence to application timelines;
    • Evaluating software and copyright disclosures, identify and review existing and new contracts and file appropriate copyright registration;
    • Preparing non-confidential disclosures and descriptions of intellectual property and related information for potential licensees; and
    • Supporting development, disclosure, protection, and exploitation of KEMRI intellectual property.


    Person Specifications
    For appointment to this grade, an officer must: -

    • Bachelor’s degree in any science field and/or any other relevant Social science qualification from recognized institution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications.

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Planning and Organizational Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Ardent reader
    • Networking and Interpersonal skills

    Team player

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