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Kampala, Uganda



April 19, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for research and training. The Unit was established in 1988 to improve the understanding and control of the HIV epidemic in Uganda and globally, following a request from the Uganda Government to the United Kingdom (UK) Government. After wide consultations, and in response to the changing public health landscape, Unit work has broadened beyond HIV to include other infections, neglected, endemic, emerging and re-emerging infections and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).


Job Title

Medical Officer job at MRC/ UVRI

Job Description

The position holder will be responsible for developing and implementing clinical components of protocols and study tools, recruiting, clinically evaluating, and providing quality medical services to study participants as well as participate in analyzing and writing up clinical aspects of research studies, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities

Protocol Development & Review:

  • Participates in protocol development, reviews and comprehends the protocol and other study materials;

  • Attends investigator meetings;

  • Develops clinical standard operating procedures and clinical report forms;

Community engagement and sensitization:

  • Obtains informed consent, screens for study eligibility, enrols and follows up study participants;

  • To screen individuals for possible inclusion in the study;

  • To enrol eligible participants;

  • To provide follow-up assessment and care to the enrolled participants; and ,

  • To conduct home visits and visit hospital in-patients as required.

Clinical care:

  • To carry out the clinical evaluation of participants and provide care as appropriate;

  • To manage medical emergencies among study participants; and,

  • To ensure appropriate referral as necessary.

Data collection and management:

  • Participate in designing of Case Report Forms (CRFs);

  • Collection of reliable and credible data as required by the protocol;

  • Complete source documents and CRFs;

  • Data entry and resolution of queries;

  • Ensures completeness of CRFs submitted; and,

  • Takes a lead role in cleaning of clinical data.

Prescription of Investigational Product (IP):

  • To prescribe and where appropriate administer IP or request for study procedures for study Participants; and,

  • To monitor study participants for efficacy and/or safety of the investigational product.


  • To provide co-supervision of other team members such as field workers, nurses/counsellors and clinical officers during the day-to-day conduct of their work:

  • Provide CME support to other staff as may be required; and,

  • To order, monitor and ensure clinical and other supplies needed for study conduct are always adequate through appropriate projection of medical needs.


  • Contributes input into the design of the study;

  • Participate in the analysis, write-up and presentation of the clinical results;

  • To contribute to research and writing of scientific papers as required; and,

  • Presentation and attending MUL science seminars and scientific conferences

PI designee duties:

  • To identify, complete forms and report adverse events as appropriate;

  • To identify, complete forms and report serious adverse events in a timely manner as appropriate ;

  • To prepare study progress reports in liaison with the study coordinator and data manager;

  • To apply and communicate with ethics and regulatory authorities; and,

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the principal Investigator or supervisor.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • •Basic medical degree; MBChB or its equivalent;

  • Training in basic data analysis, Paper writing, GCP, Clinical Research, and Evidence based Medicine;

  • Postgraduate training in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field;

  • Other relevant training e.g. short courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, management of specific conditions;

  • Should possess Two (2) years clinical care experience, Registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental

Practitioners’ Council (UMDPC).;

  • Experience with care of paediatrics in a Clinical research setting;

  • Experience working with the EMaBS clinic;

  • Should possess Medical knowledge with ability to diagnose and treat common acute and chronic illnesses;

  • Should possess Knowledge of preventive health-care interventions including for HIV/AIDS;

  • Should possess understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research;

  • Should be Computer Competency including proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Excellent good writing and communication skills;

  • Analytical Thinking and Conceptual Thinking skill;

  • Emotional Resourcefulness and Proactivity; and,

  • Personal Integrity, Reliability, and Independence.

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How to Apply

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