Co-director Employment Opportunity – Makerere University-UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus)

Organization: Makerere
University-UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and
Training (MUII-plus)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Established in 2008,
the Makerere University/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme
aims to bring the premier research University (Makerere University) together
with the premier health research institute (the Uganda Virus Research
Institute) in Uganda, to help train health researchers in the 21st Century.
Over the period 2016-2020, MUII-plus is working to transition to a Centre of
Excellence, offering strong mentorships not only for trainees, but for all
scientists in Uganda interested in the field of infection and immunity.
MUII-plus has strong collaborations with regional and international partners,
including the University of Cambridge and London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Job Summary:  The Co-director will be expected to
participate intensively in the proposal development for funding renewal, and in
other fund-raising activities, with a view to transitioning to Director during
the subsequent funding period if funds are secured. The timing of the
transition will be open to negotiating between the Co-director and Director.
The work will involve regular participation in meetings and activities both in
Entebbe (at UVRI) and in Kampala (at the partner colleges and institutions at

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must be an African national who holds a PhD or equivalent
    higher degree
  • A clinical or basic scientist with an exceptional research track
    record, including in immunology or bioinformatics and relating to at least
    one of the disease areas listed above
  • Evidence of a passion for training and mentorship for the next
    generation of African scientists
How to Apply:
All candidates are
requested to send an application letter, curriculum vitae and names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of two (2) professional referees, via
E-mail to: mkatusabe@uvri.go.ug and copy to mkizza@uvri.go.ug and
Deadline: 8th September 2019
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