Medical Officer Career Opportunity at Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Job Title: Medical
Organization: The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Scientist


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 behavioral studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice, and that
have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
over time. The Unit is based at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in
MRC/UVRI is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified
individuals to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on
the IPM Trial, IAVI and CRYPTODEX studies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for screening, recruitment and
    follow up study volunteers
  • Offer clinical care to study participants
    and initiate referrals as appropriate
  • In charge of prescription of Investigational
    Product (IP)
  • Responsible for the collection and
    documentation data as required by the protocol
  • Supervision of junior clinical and other
    research staff
  • Actively participate in protocol
    development and other study related materials
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Principal Investigator and/or Scientist
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a MBChB or
  • A minimum of two years’ post-qualification
    professional experience.
  • Registration with Uganda Medical and
    Dental Practitioners Council.
  • Additional training or experience in
    clinical research would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • A good understanding of Luganda.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple
    tasks simultaneously.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications including copies of academic
qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of
three (3) referees should either be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute, P. O
Box 49 Entebbe, Uganda or send by email:
NB: Only short listed candidates will be
contacted for interviews
Deadline: 1st August, 2014

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