MRC/UVRI Postgraduate Internship Jobs in Uganda

MRC/UVRI Postgraduate Internship Jobs in Uganda

Job Details:

  • The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, 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.

  • Dr. Obuku Andrew Ekii received a career development fellowship from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to train and build a research team in the areas of HIV immunology particularly systems immunology.

  • The project is aimed at understanding
    host factors associated with immunological control in acute and early HIV-1 infection.

  • The Unit is now seeking three enthusiastic and self-driven, willing-to-learn individuals to fill the positions of post graduate interns in HIV Immunology. The positions will cater for a stipend for a maximum of 12 months .

    The minimum requirements for consideration are:

    • Any science related Bachelor’s degree including physics.

    • Admission within a postgraduate programme hosted by a Ugandan university recognised by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education in their second year of study

    How to Apply

  • Application letters, curriculum vitae (including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three referees), plus copies of academic qualifications including partial transcript for postgraduate programme enrolled should be emailed to

  • not later than 24th July, 2020.

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