3 No Experience Paid Internship Job Opportunities – MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:   Paid Internship opportunities

MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:

About US:

The MRC/UVRI and
LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognised centre of
excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging
infections, vaccines and immunity, chronic diseases and cancer. Through a
multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention
evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and
diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and
prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and
worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical
Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.
The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and
emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at
the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso
and Kampala districts.

About the Project:

Dr. Obuku Andrew
Ekii received a career development fellowship from the European and Developing
Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to train and build a research team in the
areas of HIV immunology particularly systems immunology. 
The project is aimed
at understanding host factors associated with immunological control in acute
and early HIV-1 infection. The Unit is now
seeking three enthusiastic and self-driven, willing-to-learn individuals to
fill the positions of post graduate interns in HIV Immunology. The positions
will cater for a stipend for a maximum of 12 months.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold any science-related Bachelor’s degree including physics.

·       Admission within a postgraduate programme
hosted by a Ugandan university recognised by the Uganda National Council for
Higher Education in their second year of study

How to Apply:

Application letters,
curriculum vitae (including names, email addresses and telephone contact
details of three referees), plus copies of academic qualifications including
partial transcript for postgraduate programme enrolled should be emailed to

Deadline: 24th July 2020

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