MRC Medical Officers Jobs in Uganda

MRC Medical Officers Jobs in Uganda

The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes
in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases
and cancer.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies,
the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of
innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health
policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

Following the signing of strategic transfer
agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the
Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.

The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health
issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with
established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.

About the Study

The OMWaNA study is a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene
& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University.

It is a randomized controlled trial (RCT)
whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo mother care (KMC) initiated before
stabilisation on mortality within 7 days relative to standard care amongst neonates ≤2000g.

The study will be conducted in four sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka
Regional Referral Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga District Hospital.

Job Purpose:

The Medical officer shall be responsible for the active recruitment into the OMWANA study
according to standard operating procedures.

In addition, he/she will provide care for study
participants and when possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the
neonatal team.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Participant recruitment and retention- Obtains informed consent, screens for study eligibility, enrolls and follows up study participants
  • Clinical care- Provides clinical care to study participants and conducts referrals as
  • Data collection and management- Collects data as required by the protocol, completes
    source documents and CRFs and submits them for data entry, and resolves queries
  • Administrative- supervises other study team members
  • Conduct of continued professional development (CPD) training activities and maintenance
    of documentation of such trainings
  • Preparation of progress reports to UVRI REC and regulatory bodies (UNCST and NDA)
    when required.
  • PI designee duties- performs other duties assigned by the project leaders

    Person Specification
  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery.
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine, Health Sciences or a related
    field from a recognised
  • Postgraduate qualification in related specialty is an added advantage.
  • At least 1-year experience in clinical practice.
  • At least 1-year experience in a research setting working on clinical trials.
  • Experience in newborn health research or other relevant child health outcome research
    is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Previous experience in research or project leadership
  • Previous experience in training and managing small research or project team
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Certification in ICH/GCP for human research is an added advantage.
  • Ability to initiate and/or support public engagement and communication activities

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others

    Job Specific:
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

    How to Apply
  • Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your
    application documents to the e-mail below:
  • Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is
    required and will be considered during shortlisting.
  • Please email your application to
  • Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references.
  • Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
  • Deadline is Friday 26th July 2019, 5:00pm.
  • Your cover letter should demonstrate the following;
  • Communication skills,
  • Effective teamwork,
  • Organisational skills,
  • Ability to initiate and support public engagement including but not limited to health
  • computer literacy / competence
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
  • This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.
  • NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
  • MO719
  • The applications should be addressed to:
  • The Human Resource and Administration Manager
    MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
  • P.O.Box, 49
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • For more information and job application details, see; MRC Medical Officers Jobs in Uganda
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