Project Coordinator Job Careers – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:       Project
Coordinator

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 

Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: 
Head of Programme

Position Code: PC419

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 Project Coordinator will support the
development of a trial protocol and a Wellcome Trust funding application for
establishment of a controlled human infection model for Schistosoma mansoni
(CHI-Sm) in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

                    
Take a
lead role in editing the proposed CHI-Sm trial protocol, dossier and
accompanying documentation (such as information and consent forms, clinical
record forms and standard operating procedures) required for regulatory
applications and approvals for the CHI-Sm

                    
Coordinate
arrangements for a Joint Review meeting of the Ugandan regulatory and ethics
committees

                    
Coordinate
project development teleconferences and face to face meeting(s)

                    
Coordinate
pre-submission visit(s) by regulators/auditors required by the Wellcome Trust

                    
Contribute
to development of a funding application for the CHI-Sm including writing
sections of the text, assembling required supporting materials

                    
Assist
in development of the budget, including building design for a specific pathogen
free animal house, and requirements for a snail culture laboratory

                    
Initiate
the development of an Investigator Master File (IMF)

                    
Track
correspondences with IRB/UNCST/NDA

                    
Support
effective communication with collaborators and funders

                    
Participate
when necessary in preliminary stakeholder engagement work designed to support
the funding application

                    
Attend
I-Vac programme meetings and laboratory meetings

                    
Attend
and contribute to monthly Science Meetings and Science Seminars

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

                    
The
applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI) Project
Coordinator job placement must hold a Masters (or higher) degree in a relevant
field (a broad range of fields would be acceptable: e.g. immunology,
epidemiology, public health)

                    
Demonstrable
research experience

                    
Should
have experience/awareness/understanding of the regulatory requirements for
phase I and vaccine trials

                    
Proven
experience with participation in protocol development and submissions for
ethical review

                    
Having
GCP certification is an added advantage

                    
Should
have excellent communication skills both orally and written

                    
Should
have good computer skills and competence in the use of MS packages

                    
Ability
to work independently

                    
Meticulous
attention to detail

                    
Time
management

Competencies:

Core:

                    
Personal
Integrity

                    
Emotional
Resourcefulness

                    
Ability
to Learn

                    
Forward
Thinking

                    
Reliability

                    
Openness
to Others

Job Specific:

                    
Independence

                    
Analytical
Thinking

                    
Conceptual
Thinking

                    
Proactivity

                    
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 recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
Project Coordinator – PC419. 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.

Uganda

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: 24th April 2019

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