Fresher Medical Officer NGO Job Careers – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Medical Officer
Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Mengo (Kampala), Uganda
Reports to: Senior Scientist
Position Code: MO222

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 Medical Officer will be responsible for recruitment, clinical evaluation and care of research participants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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, enrols 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 other study team members
  • PI designee duties- performs other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must hold a 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. is of an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical practice preferably in a research setting
  • Medical knowledge with ability to diagnose and treat common acute and chronic illnesses
  • Knowledge of preventive health-care interventions including for HIV/AIDS
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research
  • Computer Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Understanding Phases of clinical trials

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: Medical Officer – MO222. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here

Address to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM 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: 9th March 2018

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