Medical Officer – Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

The Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Uganda Research Unit on AIDS based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute,
Entebbe invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for the post of
Medical officer. The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral disciplinary
research organisation funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK)
and other donor organisations. We are seeking a keen and experienced physician
to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on HIV vaccine
preparatory studies and clinical trials within the HIV Prevention Studies
Programme. The post will be based at the Unit’s station in Masaka town, Masaka
district.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Screening, recruitment and follow up study volunteers
  • Provision of clinical care to study participants
  • Collection and documentation study data
  • Supervision of junior clinical and other research
    staff
Qualifications and experience:
  • MBChB or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of post-qualification professional
    experience.
  • Training or experience in clinical research would be
    an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal/communications skills.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • A good understanding of Luganda.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-
    motivated.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
How to apply:
Terms and conditions: Terms and conditions for the post are within
the Medical Research Council Uganda Research Unit AIDS salary scales and will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Duration: The appointment
will be for two (2) years initially with 3 months probation period but
renewable subject to written agreement of the two parties.
Applications including copies of
Academic Certificates, Curriculum Vitae and names, addresses and telephone
contact of two referees should be addressed to: Director of Operations Medical Research Council C/o Uganda Virus
Research Institute P.O Box 49, Entebbe.
Or sent by email to: mrc@mrcuganda.org
The closing date for applications
will be 2nd April 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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