Scientist B/ Study Coordinator UK Charity Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Programme
Head (Social Aspects of Health Across the life course)
Position Code: SBCOVAC130 
About Us:
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 behavioural
studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to
inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific
publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The Scientist
B/ Study Coordinator will offer scientific leadership and ensure timely and
credible execution of project activities. This position requires willingness to
travel and work in Luwero for fieldwork.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate studies including development of
    protocols, SOPs, preparing and maintaining Site Investigator file to
    ensure timely and accurate d
  • Make scientific contributions through grant
    applications, publications, proposal reviews, conference abstracts,
    seminar presentations and site journal clubs.
  • Manage human resources including recruitment,
    training, appraisals, allocation
    of duties and leave approvals for staff.
  • Managing project resources (approvals of
    finances for petty expenses, supply requisitions for medicines &
    supplies, budgets, reviewing project expenses)
  • Ensuring ethical conduct of studies (preparing
    documents for
    IRB approvals, ensuring consent process, liaise with study monitor for
    study monitoring)
  • Coordinate communications (regular reports to
    supervisor, collaborators, meetings with study staff, Teleconferences with
  • Participate in scientific writing
  • Support and conduct statistical analyses for
    planned papers.
  • Facilitate the use of data to inform strategy
    and policy-decision making, advocacy and communication activities
  • Work in close collaboration with other Unit
    leaders, project leaders and other scientists)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The jobholder must hold a Medical Degree or
    relevant degree in statistics, demography, public health or social
  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Statistics or
    Public Health is of an added advanta
  • At least three years’ experience in a Clinical
    research setting.
  • Experience at a supervisory level preferably
    medical staff.
  • Some experience of successfully managing a
    team, including developing junior staff.
  • Ability to present scientific results to peers
    and colleagues.
  • Having evidence of contributing to high impact
    peer-reviewed publications in health related research is of an added
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates should send
their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses
and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic
qualifications should be e-mailed to NB: Please quote the following position
code in the subject line of the email:
Scientist B – SBCOVAC130. Please also fill the following online form
accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail
Address to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018
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