MRC/UVRI Medical Officer Jobs in Uganda

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:

Medical Officer (01 Position)

Position Code: MO1119

Reports to: Principal Investigators

Duty station: Kawempe

Contract Duration: 10 Months

Job Purpose:
The Medical officer shall be responsible for the active recruitment into the Baby BRAiN study
and carrying out study investigations 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

  • Active recruitment of participants into the Baby BRAiN study by identifying eligible
    participants and taking informed consent from parents.
  • Development and teaching of procedures and training tools.
  • Provide clinical care to study participants and conducts study investigations including
    neurological examinations, blood tests, cranial ultrasound, EEG, assisting with transfer to
    MRI centre. Also work as part of the study site hospital neonatal team in caring for
    admitted neonates.
  • Collection of data, completing source documents and eCRFs and submitting these for data
    entry.
  • Work to resolve data queries and ensure accurate collection of data.
  • Provide routine medical care for study participants alongside study procedures.
  • Work as part of the study site hospital team in caring for other admitted neonates.
  • Supervision of junior team members.
  • Maintain continued professional development (CPD) training and documentation of this
    training.
  • Preparation of progress reports to UVRI REC and regulatory bodies (UNCST and NDA)
    when required.
  • Conduct of continued professional development (CPD) training activities and maintenance
    of documentation
    of such trainings.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the project leaders.
  • Ensure research is conducted in accordance with the ICH Harmonized Tripartite Guideline
    for Good Clinical Practice best practice/high standard.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery.
  • 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.
  • At least 1-year years’ experience in clinical practice in new-born or early child health
    research.
  • Experience research involving new-borns with neonatal encephalopathy and, or early
    child disability.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Previous experience in training and managing small research or project team.
  • Training and, or certification in neonatal clinical assessment investigations and
    monitoring such as pulse oximetry, neurological assessment & neonatal EEG is an added
    advantage.
  • Should be a registered Medical Practitioner with current licensure to practice from UMDC.
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Ability to initiate and/or support public engagement and communication activities.

    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:

    Medical Officer: https://forms.gle/1V8dbYB422cjJ1ua9
    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 recruitment@mrcuganda.org 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 15th November 2019, 5:00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. The Unit reserves the right to
    verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their
    validity.

    This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

    NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
  • Medical Officer: MO1119
    Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
    disqualification of your application.
    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

  • Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date
    of the advert and any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
    MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a
    diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

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