Friday, November 8, 2019

Medical Officer Job Vacancy at MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:          Medical Officer

Employer:  MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Employer:  Kawempe, Uganda

Position Code: MO1119

Job Expiry Date: 15th November 2019

·         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 leaders.
·         Ensure research is conducted in accordance with the ICH Harmonized Tripartite Guideline for Good Clinical Practice best practice/high standard.

Job Requirements:
·         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.
·          Ability 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:
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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 application.
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 disqualification.
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda 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.

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