Medical Officer Job Placement – MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:          Medical Officer
Organization:  MRC/UVRI
and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station:  Kawempe, Uganda
Position Code: MO1119
Reports to: Principal
About us:
The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines
and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary
approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research,
social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation
studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the
evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the
development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the
signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene
& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the
Medical Research Council (MRC
UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.
The exciting new partnership will
boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and
throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established
outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now seeking
an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:
Job Summary:   The
Medical officer shall be responsible for the active recruitment into the Baby
BRAiN study and carrying out study investigations according to standard operating
procedures. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants and
when possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the
neonatal team.
Active recruitment of participants into the Baby
BRAiN study by identifying eligible participants and taking informed consent
from parents.
Development and teaching of procedures and
training tools.
Provide clinical care to study participants and
conducts study investigations including neurological examinations, blood tests,
cranial ultrasound, EEG, assisting with transfer to MRI centre. Also work as
part of the study site hospital neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates.
Collection of data, completing source documents
and eCRFs and submitting these for data entry.
Work to resolve data queries and ensure accurate
collection of data.
Provide routine medical care for study
participants alongside study procedures.
Work as part of the study site hospital team in
caring for other admitted neonates.
Supervision of junior team members.
Maintain continued professional development
(CPD) training and documentation of this training.
Preparation of progress reports to UVRI REC and
regulatory bodies (UNCST and NDA) when required.
Conduct of continued professional development
(CPD) training activities and maintenance of documentation of such trainings.
Performs other duties assigned by the project
Ensure research is conducted in accordance with
the ICH Harmonized Tripartite Guideline for Good Clinical Practice best
practice/high standard.

The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in medicine and surgery.
Postgraduate qualification in related specialty
is an added advantage.
At least 1-year experience in clinical practice.
At least 1-year experience in a research setting
working on clinical trials.
At least 1-year years’ experience in clinical
practice in new-born or early child health research.
Experience research involving new-borns with
neonatal encephalopathy and, or early child disability.
Previous experience of implementing research
study protocols.
Previous experience in training and managing
small research or project team.
Training and, or certification in neonatal
clinical assessment investigations and monitoring such as pulse oximetry,
neurological assessment & neonatal EEG is an added advantage.
Should be a registered Medical Practitioner with
current licensure to practice from UMDC.
Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
to initiate and/or support public engagement and communication activities.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified
candidates fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and
there after submit your application documents to the e-mail below:
Filling the form more than once
will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling
the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Please email your application to Applications should include academic documents, a
cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional
references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted for interview. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents
attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
NB: Please quote the following
position code in the subject line of the email:
Medical Officer: MO1119
Strictly follow the application
procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification of your
The applications should be
addressed to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit
P.O.Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda
Consider your application
unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date of the
advert and any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic
research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse
work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
Deadline:   15th November 2019
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