Scientist A – Project Leader NGO Careers – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) / UVRI

Organization: MRC/UVRI
Duty Station: Kyamulibwa, Uganda
Reports to: Cancer and
Epidemiology programme – GPC
Position Code: GPC917
About MRC/UVRI:
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 behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have
led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over
time.
Job Summary: The Scientist A
– Project Leader will provide scientific leadership and ensure timely and
credible execution of GPC project activities
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate
    studies including development of protocols, SOPs, preparing and
    maintaining Site Investigator file to ensure timely and accurate
    data collection.
  • Make
    scientific contributions through grant applications, publications,
    proposal reviews, conference abstracts, seminar presentations and site
    journal clubs.
  • The
    jobholder will also manage human resources including recruitment,
    training, appraisals, allocation of duties and leave approvals for
    staff.
  • Tasked
    with managing project resources (approvals of finances for petty expenses,
    supply requisitions for medicines & supplies, budgets, reviewing
    project expenses)
  • Ensuring
    ethical conduct of studies (preparing regulatory documents for IRB
    approvals, ensuring consent process, liaise with study monitor for study
    monitoring)
  • Coordinate
    communications (regular reports to supervisor, collaborators, meetings
    with study staff, Teleconferences with collaborators)
  • Mentor
    staff in scientific writing
  • Support
    and conduct statistical analyses for planned papers.
  • Facilitate
    the use of data to inform strategy and policy-decision making, advocacy
    and communication activities
  • Work
    in close collaboration with other Unit scientists (programme
    leaders, project leaders and other scientists)



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a relevant first degree in medicine or science based
    subject (including social science).
  • A
    Masters level expertise in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics,
    Demography or related subject.
  • A
    minimum of three years of clinical or other relevant work experience.
  • Work
    experience in a research setting, experience with supervision of medical
    staff are desirable
  • Demonstrated
    ability to successfully manage a team, including developing junior
    staff
  • Ability
    to present scientific results to peers and colleagues
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application
letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone
contact details of three (3) referees and copies of academic qualifications
should be emailed to: recruitment@mrcuganda.org. Please quote the Position
Title in the subject line.
Deadline: 22nd
September 2017
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