Scientist A – POPVAC Project Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to:  Programme
Head (Immunomodulation and Vaccines)
Position Code: SA418
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
A – POPVAC Project will offer scientific leadership and ensure timely and
credible execution of project activities. This position requires willingness to
travel and work in island communities and rural communities for fieldwork.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participating in strategic planning for POPVAC and for other activities in the
    I-Vac Programme; generating ideas for new research studies
  • Contributing to the design of research studies
    and taking an active role in:
  • Writing grant applications
  • Writing study protocols & SOPS
  • Gaining approval from regulatory bodies
  • Developing detailed implementation plans and resourcing budgets
  • Sourcing products and equipment
  • Recruiting and training study team members
  • Leading the implementation of the research
    study, ensuring that:
  • Plans, protocols and procedures are reliably followed
  • Research is conducted according to best
    practice/high standards
  • Research volunteers are treated ethically and
    with respect and compassion
  • Data is entered accurately and reliably and
    data security routines are develop
    ed and implemented
  • Participating in data analysis and project
    evaluation; feeding lessons learned back into the design of new projects
  • Contribute to writing of reports and organising
    Trial Steering Committees
  • Participating in the roll-out of the Communication Strategy (particularly by
    publishing papers, presenting at meetings and conferences, and carrying
    out community education and engagement activities)
  • Managing study resources (including finances,
    HR, equipment & facilities), ensuring efficient a
    nd ethical usage and complying with all
    research sponsor accountability requirements
  • Leading the Study Team, in a manner that
    empowers them to operate according to best practice.
  • Providing regular and timely feedback to the
    Programme Head / Principal I

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Medical Degree
  • A Master’s degree in Medicine, Epidemiology,
    Statistics or Public Health or similar; a PhD is of added advantage
  • Three years’ experience in a clinical research
  • Experience of supervising clinical staff.
  • Experience and Certification in Good Clinical
    Research Practice
  • Evidence of contributing to high impact
    peer-reviewed publications in health related research is of an added
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
Job Specific:
  • 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 NB: Please
quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: 
Scientist A –
POPVAC Project – SA418
. Please
also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the
application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM 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. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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