Fresher Medical Officer Job Careers – Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI)

Job Title:        Medical

Organization: Makerere
University Lung Institute (MLI)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Site
Principal Investigator

About US:

Makerere University
Lung Institute (MLI) is a center of excellence for lung health research at the
Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Our mission is to conduct high
quality lung health research that integrates disease prevention, clinical care
and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. MLI in collaboration with Servicio
Madrileño de Salud/Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica Hospital
Universitario 12 de Octubre and EDCTP are conducting a clinical trial for
empirical treatment of cytomegalovirus and tuberculosis among HIV positive

Job Summary:  The Medical Officer will be responsible for
participant recruitment, clinical care, data collection and writing reports in
regard to patient activities. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identifying potential trial participants.
  • Ensuring patients give fully informed consent before being enrolled
    to the trial.
  • Offering state of the art medical and surgical care to all trial
  • Planning all the necessary patient visits.
  • Collection of appropriate specimens (blood, nasopaharyngeal aspirates
  • Accountability for safety across the study.
  • Provide medical expertise to the study team during key activities.
  • Review study level data according to GCP.
  • Play a key role in the interaction with regulatory authorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery
    from a recognized University.
  • Registration with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council with
    a valid Annual Practicing License (APL).
  • A valid certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Experience in working on drug related clinical trials.
  • Experience in the usage of computers / MS Office Packages (MS Word,
    Excel, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective Communication; ability to write in a clear and concise
    manner and to communicate orally
  • Flexible and reliable with demonstrated ability to adapt to
    different clinical/research environments
  • Must be diligent, honest and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Willing to learn new skills to obtain high-quality research data.
  • Able to speak and translate between Luganda and English.
  • Benefits
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Mentorship.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their application letters, CVs
with two professional referees; and photocopies of academic qualifications to

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Applications should be addressed to:



Makerere University
Lung Institute

College of Health

Upper Mulago Hill

P.O. BOX 7749,
Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 27th September 2019

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