Medecins Sans Frontieres - Senior Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Medecins Sans Frontieres - Senior Research Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Job Details

  • In 1995, Epicentre created a permanent research centre in Uganda to support MSF projects in the region.

  • The primary role of Epicentre in Mbarara is to conduct clinical research following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements on critical public health burdens in Uganda and Africa.

  • To reach this objective, Epicentre collaborates closely with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). A fullume experienced research team is based at the Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre.

  • The Mbarara research centre is located in Mbarara Municipality, 300 km South-West to Kampala.

  • The centre has an experienced team of doctors, nurses, Statisticians, biologists, laboratory technicians, logisticians, and administrators who ensure quality of research.

  • Current projects, including clinical and vaccinal trials, as well as diagnostic studies, focus on tuberculosis (TB), HIV, central nervous system infections, and yellow fever.

  • Epicentre Uganda benefits from a laboratory with a biosafety level 2 and 3.

  • The laboratory is equipped to do microbiology including TB culture, GeneXpert tests, PCR, and routine laboratory analyses with automated methods.

  • The Senior Research Assistant will coordinate the preparation and implementation of the INTENSE TBM project in Mbarara and Kabale under the supervision of the Epicentre scientific project director

    Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the submission of the project study protocols to ethics and other necessary regulatory bodies.

  • Follow with the administration of Epicentre the development of collaborative agreements of letters with national TB program and research implementation Health facilities,

  • Organise and coordinate the implementation site assessment and selection.

  • Oversee the project progresses according to the project plan.

  • Ensure that quality assurance procedures for clinical and laboratory assessment, and for data management are
    in place.

  • Assure the technical supervision of the project HR according to their terms of reference.

  • Reporting of the project progresses to the country scientific director and the International Research Unit (IRU).

    Job Qualifications

  • 2+ years working experience in clinical research in limited resource countries.

  • Knowledge of ICH guidelines, GCP, and the clinical trial study process, Training in project management is an added advantage.

  • Ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently.

  • Flexible for regular travel to study sites within the country.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    Job Education Requirements

  • Medical doctor with a Master level: Master of medicine or Master of Science; Master of Public Health, and Master of international health or Master of Epidemiology.

    Job application procedure

  • Interested candidates are invited to hand deliver only their application and CV to: Resources Manager MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Base P. O. Box 1956, Mbarara.

  • Or by email: send only your application and CV as one pdf or doc file indicating your name and position applied for eg. Nuunda Watu_Senior Research Assistant_Intense TB, to:

  • Applications must be submitted not later than 24th February, 2020 at 5:30pm, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to bring other documents.

    How to Apply

    Find jobs in Uganda. Jobs - Uganda jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Ugandan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Uganda.

    Jobs in Uganda - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Uganda.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Uganda posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Job Vacancies in Africa.

    Scholarship 2020/21

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.