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

Job Title:       Medical
Officer (2 Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 

Duty Station: 
Iganga and Masaka, Uganda

Reports to: Project
leader and Site Pediatrician

Position Code: MO719

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.

About the Study

The OMWaNA study is
a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University. It is a randomized
controlled trial (RCT) whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo
mother care (KMC) initiated before stabilisation on mortality within 7 days
relative to standard care amongst neonates <2000g. The study will be
conducted in four sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka
Regional Referral Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga
District Hospital.

Job Summary:  The Medical officer shall be responsible for
the active recruitment into the OMWANA study according to standard operating
procedures. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants and
when possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the
neonatal team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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
  • Administrative- supervises other study team members
  • Conduct of continued professional development (CPD) training activities and maintenance of
    documentation of such trainings
  • Preparation of progress reports to UVRI REC and regulatory bodies
    (UNCST and NDA) when required.
  • PI designee duties- performs other duties assigned by the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Research Council
    (MRC) UK / UVRI) Medical Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree medicine and surgery.
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine, Health Sciences or a related field
    from a recognised institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in related specialty is an added
  • One year of experience in clinical practice.
  • One year of experience in a research setting working on clinical trials.
  • Experience in newborn health research or other relevant child health
    outcome research is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Previous experience in research or project leadership
  • Previous experience in training and managing small research or
    project team
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Certification in ICH/GCP for human research is an added advantage.
  • Ability to initiate and/or support public engagement and
    communication          activities


  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

How to Apply:

Fill an online form
accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application
documents to the e-mail below:

Click Here. Filling the
form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of
integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during

Please email your
application to recruitment@mrcuganda.org.
Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime
telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all
application documentation into one PDF document.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

Your cover letter
should demonstrate the following;

  • Communication skills,
  • Effective teamwork,
  • Organisational skills,
  • Ability to initiate and support public engagement including but not
    limited to health talks
  • Computer literacy / competence

Please quote the
following position code in the subject line of the email: MO719

The applications
should be addressed to:

The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda

Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 5:00om

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