Medical Officer Job at MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS

Job
Title: Medical Officer

Reports
to:
Project Leader
Duty
Station:
Masaka, Uganda
About
MRC /UVRI:

The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a
request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for
collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection
and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency.
The Unit is a center of
excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale
epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioral studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioral studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice, and that
have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
over time.
Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Screening,
    recruitment and follow up study volunteers
  • Provision
    of clinical care to study participants and initiate referrals as
    appropriate
  • Prescription
    of Investigational Product (IP)
  • Collection
    and documentation data as required by the protocol
  • Supervision
    of junior clinical and other research staff
  • Participate
    in protocol development and other study related materials
  • Perform
    other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator and/or Project Leader
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • MBChB
    or equivalent.
  • At
    least 2 years of post-qualification professional experience.
    Registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
  • Training
    or experience in clinical research would be an added advantage.
  • Good
    interpersonal/communications skills.
  • Fluency
    in verbal and written English.
  • A
    good understanding of Luganda.
  • Highly
    organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability
    to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Other terms and conditions
for the post are within the MRC salary scales and will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.


How
to Apply:
All interested applicants
should send their documents including cover letter, copies of academic
qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of
three (3) referees should either be addressed to:
The Human Resources &
Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Uganda Virus Research Institute, P. O. Box 49 Entebbe
Or sent by email: mrc@mrcuganda.org

Deadline:
2nd May 2013 at 17:00 Hrs


NB:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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