3 Fresher Medical Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:    Medical Officer (3 Job

Organisation: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Masaka,

Reports to: Project

Position Code: MO
– 321


About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines
and immunity, and 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


Job Summary:  The Medical Officer will participate in the
recruitment, clinical evaluation, care and follow-up of participants in the
OPTIMMS trial (i.e. Optimizing DTP-containing vaccine infant immunization
schedules in UGANDA) at three different study hubs in Masaka district according
to unit SOPs and approved protocol.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participates in development and review of protocol and other study
  • Ensures compliance with protocols and ICH/GCP guidelines;
  • Development and updating of SOPs and helping ensure compliance with
  • Coordination of clinical activities of the OPTIMMS study at the
    Masaka site;
  • Obtains informed consent and conducts screening, enrolment and
    follow up of study participants;
  • Provides clinical care to study participants and conducts referrals
  • Collects data as required by the protocol, completes source
    documents and CRFs and resolves queries;
  • Assists in training of project personnel on the protocol, study
    procedures and any other CMEs;
  • Supervises clinic study team members and delegates responsibilities
  • Liaises with study monitors, laboratory staff, counsellors, field
    workers data and statistical department;
  • Prepares regular reports of clinical activities;
  • Attends teleconferences and meetings (monthly I-Vac Programme
    meetings, clinic meetings, UVRI Science seminars, etc.) and presents at
    different fora as needed;
  • Provides technical guidance and health education to parents and
    guardians during study visits;
  • Participates in training and organising site and project meetings;
  • Participates in writing papers for conferences and publications;
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • Postgraduate qualifications in public health, epidemiology or other
    related field is an added advantage;
  • Possession of GCP/ICH and Human Subject Protection certification;
  • At least two years of experience in clinical research setting;
  • Experience in management of children and HIV infection in adults;
  • At least two years’ experience in clinical practice post-internship;
  • Maternal and child health experience is desired;
  • Possession of an appropriate and up-to-date licensure with Uganda
    Medical and Dental Practitioners Council;
  • Knowledge of pediatric immunization;
  • Ability to diagnose and treat common pediatric acute and chronic
  • Good understanding of Phases I-IV of clinical trials;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; and,
  • Good communication skills.


How to Apply:

Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:




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 shortlisting.
Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic
documents into one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow
the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.


The applications
should be addressed to:


The Head of Human

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 2nd April 2021 by 5:00pm


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