Project Coordinator Job Careers – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:       Project
Coordinator
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: 
Head of Programme
Position Code: PC419
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 Project Coordinator will support the
development of a trial protocol and a Wellcome Trust funding application for
establishment of a controlled human infection model for Schistosoma mansoni
(CHI-Sm) in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Take a
lead role in editing the proposed CHI-Sm trial protocol, dossier and
accompanying documentation (such as information and consent forms, clinical
record forms and standard operating procedures) required for regulatory
applications and approvals for the CHI-Sm
                    
Coordinate
arrangements for a Joint Review meeting of the Ugandan regulatory and ethics
committees
                    
Coordinate
project development teleconferences and face to face meeting(s)
                    
Coordinate
pre-submission visit(s) by regulators/auditors required by the Wellcome Trust
                    
Contribute
to development of a funding application for the CHI-Sm including writing
sections of the text, assembling required supporting materials
                    
Assist
in development of the budget, including building design for a specific pathogen
free animal house, and requirements for a snail culture laboratory
                    
Initiate
the development of an Investigator Master File (IMF)
                    
Track
correspondences with IRB/UNCST/NDA
                    
Support
effective communication with collaborators and funders
                    
Participate
when necessary in preliminary stakeholder engagement work designed to support
the funding application
                    
Attend
I-Vac programme meetings and laboratory meetings
                    
Attend
and contribute to monthly Science Meetings and Science Seminars



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI) Project
Coordinator job placement must hold a Masters (or higher) degree in a relevant
field (a broad range of fields would be acceptable: e.g. immunology,
epidemiology, public health)
                    
Demonstrable
research experience
                    
Should
have experience/awareness/understanding of the regulatory requirements for
phase I and vaccine trials
                    
Proven
experience with participation in protocol development and submissions for
ethical review
                    
Having
GCP certification is an added advantage
                    
Should
have excellent communication skills both orally and written
                    
Should
have good computer skills and competence in the use of MS packages
                    
Ability
to work independently
                    
Meticulous
attention to detail
                    
Time
management
Competencies:
Core:
                    
Personal
Integrity
                    
Emotional
Resourcefulness
                    
Ability
to Learn
                    
Forward
Thinking
                    
Reliability
                    
Openness
to Others
Job Specific:
                    
Independence
                    
Analytical
Thinking
                    
Conceptual
Thinking
                    
Proactivity
                    
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:
Project Coordinator – PC419. 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.
Uganda
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: 24th April 2019
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