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: epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org

  • 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.

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