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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

Scientist B job at MRC/ UVRI

Job Description

The job purpose is to lead a project focused on understanding how early-life infectious and nutritional exposures in tropical Africa affect cardiovascular disease risk. The role involves supervising and conducting a clinical research study, collecting and analyzing data on physical determinants of non-communicable diseases from a birth cohort, and coordinating between clinical and research teams to ensure smooth operation, timely sample collection and processing, accurate data generation, analysis, and adherence to ethical procedures. Ideal for an experienced medical doctor transitioning into clinical and research project management

Duties and Responsibilities

Contributing to the design of research studies and taking an active role in;

  • Writing study protocols & SOPs;

  • Gaining approval from regulatory bodies;

  • Developing detailed implementation plans & resourcing budgets;

  • Recruiting and training study team members; and,

  • Writing progress reports to regulatory and funding bodies.

Leading the implementation of the “EMaBS at 21” research study, through the following activities;

  • Ensuring that plans, protocols and procedures are reliably followed;

  • Ensuring that research is conducted according to best practice/high standards;

  • Ensuring that all research volunteers are treated ethically with respect and compassion;

  • Ensuring that data is entered accurately and reliably and data security routines are implemented;

  • Assisting in obtaining continuing regulatory approvals for the study before expiry;

  • Participating in data cleaning, analysis and project evaluation; feeding lessons learned back into the revision or design of new projects;

  • Participating in the roll-out of the research findings and dissemination of results to stakeholders;

  • Managing study resources (including finances, HR, equipment & facilities), ensuring efficient and ethical usage and complying with all Unit accountability requirements.

  • Leading the study team, in a manner that empowers them to operate according to GCP and GCLP;

  • Coordinating the activities of the study team, and providing feedback to and from the PI and Science meetings;

  • Contributing to communication of study results through publications, poster presentations and scientific conferences; and,

  • Providing mentorship to other members of the study team.

  • Performing any other general I-Vac activities as may be assigned by Lab Manager, Project leader or Head of Programme.

Financial Management;

  • Delegated financial (signing) authority for amount of up to Uganda Shs 500000 with expenditures above this limit being secondarily approved by the PI.

Line Management Responsibilities;

  • The position holder is the first line supervisor of staff (e.g. clinicians, nurses, counsellors, field workers) for projects that he or she is responsible for and is also responsible for safeguarding safety and well-being of project research participants.

LSHTM Integration;

  • Liaise, through the line manager, with LSHTM Communications and Engagement team.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • MBChB and Clinical training;

  • MSc in Public Health, Research Methods, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, or other relevant subject;

  • GCP certification;

  • Should possess minimum two years’ experience in working in clinical research environment;

  • Experience in working in a medical research setting;

  • Experience in leading teams;

  • Experience in liaising between clinical and research teams;

  • Experience working in research laboratory;

  • Good clinical research conduct and practice;

  • Ability to learn;

  • Excellent analytical skills and Thoroughness;

  • Personal integrity and Emotional resourcefulness;

  • Proactivity and Concern for Excellence;

  • Flexibility and Openness to others;

  • Results Orientation and Service Orientation;

  • Service Orientation;

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How to Apply

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