MRC/UVRI Medical Officer 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. The Unit is now seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:

MRC/UVRI Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • Protocol Development & Review- May participate in protocol development, reviews
    and comprehends the protocol and other study materials, attends investigator meetings
  • Participant recruitment and retention- Obtains informed consent, screens for study
    eligibility, enrols 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
  • Prescription of Investigational Product (IP)- Prescribes and where appropriate
    administers IP
  • Administrative- supervises clinic staff
  • PI designee duties- performs other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator and
    study coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree
    in medicine and surgery.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice preferably in a research setting.
  • Experience working with key populations is an added advantage.
  • Should have medical knowledge with ability to diagnose and treat common acute and
    chronic illnesses.
  • Should have knowledge of preventive health-care interventions including but not limited
    to HIV/AIDS.
  • Should have an uunderstanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research
  • Understanding social behavioural science research
  • Should have an up to date practicing license
  • Should have good communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Office packages

    How to apply

    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 Thursday 22nd August, 5:00pm.

    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
  • Senior Laboratory Technologist: SLT819
    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/UVRI Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda

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