Medical Officer/Site Study Coordinator Charity Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to:  Project Leader
Position Code: MO318
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
Job Summary:  The Medical Officer/Site Study Coordinator
will be responsible for ensuring the smooth conduct of the GDM study; however,
he/she may be called upon to support other studies under the NCD theme.
Key Duties and
  • Oversee
    the day-to-day activities at the Masaka field site
  • Track
    and order supplies/consumables for the site teams
  • Obtain
    informed consent from study participants as appropriate
  • Administer
    research related interviews, questionnaires or
    checklists and
    collect data
  • Ensure
    completeness and accuracy of data collected by site team by checking
    checklists/ questionnaires regularly
  • Draw
    blood samples from patient/study participants as appropriate
  • Interpret
    lab results and provide referral
    where lab results dictate so
  • Ensure
    that GCP guidelines are followed in the conduct of study procedures and
  • Provide
    support to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital staff to screen, diagnose and
    treat research participants as appropriate
  • Provide
    clinical support to other staff and health workers
  • Provide
    clinical mentorship for healthcare workers providing clinical care at the
    site in liaison with the Masaka District Health Office or the Ministry of
  • Facilitate
    site team trainings
  • Supervise
    other members of the Masaka field site in the performance of their tasks
  • Perform
    other duties assigned by the Project Leader/NCD theme leader.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant must hold an MBChB degree or equivalent clinical qualifications
    with 1 or more years’ experience working
    in a research setting.
  • Possession
    of a Postgraduate qualifications in public health, epidemiology or other
    related field will be an added advantage.
  • Research
    practice or human subject training e.g. GCP is highly desirable
  • Experience
    in conducting re
    search in a population-based setting
  • Clear
    understanding of how to screen, diagnose and treat common diseases and how
    to apply appropriate referral protocols
  • Computer
    Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good
    writing and commu
    nication skills
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal
  • Emotional
  • Ability
    to Learn
  • Forward
  • Reliability
  • Openness
    to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical
  • Conceptual
  • Pro-activity
  • Results
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern
    for Excellence
  • Flexibility
    Towards Others
  • Service
  • Development
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 – MO318
. 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.
Please note that the Unit became part of the London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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