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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Medical Officer Job at MRC/UVRI Uganda Research - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Medical Officer

Jobs at:
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research

Deadline of this Job:
22 December 2017

Duty Station:
Entebbe, Uganda

Established in 1988, the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized Center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. The Unit’s head offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute - Entebbe Campus, and the main research activities in Masaka, Kalungu, Kampala and Wakiso districts, including the peri-urban areas of Entebbe.
Medical Officer
Reporting to the Senior Medical Officer. The medical Officer will be responsible for recruitment, clinical evaluation and care of research participants
Some Key Responsibilities

  • Obtains informed consent, screens for study eligibility, enrolls and follows’ up study participants.
  • Provides clinical care to study participants and conducts referrals as appropriate.
  • Collects data as required by the protocol, completes source documents and CRFs and submits them for data entry, and resolves queries.
  • Prescribes and where appropriate administers IP. Check out the website for details
Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:
  • Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery
  • Other relevant training e.g. short courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, management of specific conditions e.g. HIV, STIs, TB etc. are of added advantage
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice preferably in Clinical research setting
  • Knowledge of preventive health-care interventions including for HIV/AIDS, Understanding Phases of clinical trials and ability to diagnose and treat common acute and chronic illnesses
1. Please, quote the following position codes in the subject line of the email:

  • Medical Officer—M0127
2. Fill the following online forms accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail below

For the detailed job descriptions and procedure for application, please visit
Job application procedure
Please email your application to Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Deadline is 22 December 2017
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic qualiļ¬cations will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. Applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS