2 Scientist B Job Opportunities – Medical Research Council (MRC) / UVRI UK

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) / UVRI UK
Duty Station: Mengo
& Kyamulibwa, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Head (HIV and Cancer Epidemiology)
Position Code: SBGPC130
About Us:
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
B will offer scientific leadership and ensure timely and credible execution of
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.
  • Manage human resources including recruitment,
    training, appraisals, allocation of duties and leave approvals for staff.
  • Managing project resources (approvals of
    finances for petty expe
    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
  • Participate 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 ideal candidate must hold a Medical Degree
    or relevant degr
    ee in
    statistics, demography, public health or social science.
  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Statistics or
    Public Health is of an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in clinical
    practice preferably in Clinical research setting.
  • Experience at a supervisory level preferably medical staff.
  • Some experience of successfully managing a
    team, including developing junior staff.
  • Ability to present scientific results to peers
    and colleagues.
  • Having evidence of contributing to high impact
    peer-reviewed publications in health related research is of an added
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates should send
their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses
and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic
qualifications should be e-mailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. NB:
Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
Scientist B –
. Please also fill the
following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on
the e-mail above. Click
Address to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018
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