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

Job Title:      Medical
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Position Code: MO718
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 tasked with
recruitment, clinical evaluation and care of research participants
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in protocol development, reviews and
    comprehends the protocol and other study materials, attends investigator
  • Participant recruitment and retention
  • Obtains informed consent, screens for study eligibility, enrolls and
    follows up study participants
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of data collected by site team by
    checking checklists/ questionnaires regularly s Provides clinical care to
    study participants, interpret lab results and conducts referrals as
Data collection and
  • Collects data as required by the protocol, completes source
    documents and CRFs and submits them for data entry, and resolves queries
  • Prescribes and where appropriate administers the Investigational
  • Supervises other study clinical officers and nurses
  • Provide clinical support to other staff and health workers
  • Provide clinical mentorship for healthcare workers providing
    clinical care at the site
  • Participate in site team trainings
  • Ensure that GCP guidelines are followed in the conduct of study
    procedures and activities
PI designee duties: Performs other study duties assigned by the
Principal Investigator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an MBChB degree or equivalent Clinical
  • One year of experience in a clinical research setting.
  • Experience in conducting research in a population-based setting is
    an added advantage.
  • Clear understanding of how to screen, diagnose and treat common
    acute and chronic diseases and how to apply appropriate referral
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research.
  • Knowledge of research study protocols and practices.
  • Understanding Phases of clinical trials.
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to understand, listen and speak Luganda.
  • Appropriate and up-to-date licensure to provide clinical care.
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service 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:
MO718. 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
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: 5th August 2018
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