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Thursday, September 6, 2018

2 Study Medical Officers Job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Study Medical Officers 

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) 

Deadline of this Job:
14th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Arua and Mubende RRH 

Date Posted: 5th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


JOB DETAILS:The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
The Infectious Diseases Institute has received funding from Bio-fire LLC to conduct a 9-month research. The rationale is to evaluate the clinical sensitivity and specificity of the assays comprising the Film Array Global Fever Panel.

In the study, whole blood will be collected from individuals with or have recently had acute febrile illness in Arua and Mubende RRH. The performance data will support classification of the FilmArray GF Panel as an in vitro diagnostic device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other comparable regulatory agencies.
In order to fully support the implementation of the study, IDI seeks to recruit for the following positions as indicated below;

Job Title: Study Medical Officer (2)
Vacancy Code: SMOBPX01
Classification: 9 months, Full time
Reports to: Study Co-coordinator
Work station: Arua and Mubende RRH

Job Summary
The study medical officer will ensure that patients presenting with acute febrile illness are identified, correctly consented and enrolled in the study. S/he will be the first contact person for all the study operations at the site.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Implement the research protocol at the respective study sites
  • Ensure that clinical research is conducted in the highest ethical and academic standards as stipulated in the research protocol
  • Consent, enroll and follow up patients
  • Administer study questionnaires to all enrolled research patients
  • Carry out research-related investigations on study patients
  • Follow-up research patients, review patient files and labs to ensure completeness and continuity of care
  • Provide medical care for study participants and routine care for patients
  • Refer patients for additional assessment as appropriate
  • Participate in and conduct all relevant Continuous Medical Education and trainings
  • Liaise with the hospital in relation to patient management
  • Performs any other duties protocol as requested
Educational requirements:
  • Basic qualification: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Full and up-to-date registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional qualification: Training in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protection
Working Experience and skills
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with a research project
  • Working experience in urgent care and clinical case management
Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 14th September 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:

  1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
    The Senior Human Resource Manager
    Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
    P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda