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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

Vacancy title:
Medical Officer [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Health Professionals ]

Jobs at: MRC/UVRI

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 16th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Mengo , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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 enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:
Role Position: Medical Officer
Reporting to: Project Leader
Duty Station: Mengo
The Medical Officer’s position is generally responsible for recruitment, clinical evaluation and care of research participants..

Key Result Areas:
• 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, enrolls and follows up study participants
• Clinical care- Provides clinical care to study participants and conducts referrals as appropriate
• 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.

Job Skills: Not Specified
Job Qualifications: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For detailed job descriptions and procedure for application, please visit our website:
Fill an online form whose details are on the website and there after submit your application documents 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 Friday, 16th August 2019, 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. 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.

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