4 Medical Officers at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Description

Position Number: MUWRP/04/11/2022

Position Title: Medical Officer (4) Positions

Position Location: Mukono General Hospital (2) & Kampala (2)- Please specify location preference location 

Contract Tenure: 6 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funding.


Position summary: The candidate will serve as a Medical Officer for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) Clinical trial at the Mukono General Hospital study site.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Work with the study coordinator to implement a COVID-19 vaccine trial and all related procedures as approved by IRB.

Participate in screening, conducting medical assessments and enrolling participants into the trial.

Take medial history, conduct physical examination, diagnose and manage medical conditions and refer for further management where necessary

Compliance with study procedures and GCP/ICH guidelines.

Ensure participant safety and confidentiality.

Writing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the study site.

  1. Documentation of procedures, processes and events as required by approved SOPs
  2. Support the teams to ensure accurate and quality data.
  3. Actively participate in generating and designing research protocols including public health evaluations.

Participate in writing manuscripts and publications

  1. Assist Study coordinator in implementing the clinical trial.

Required Education, Knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • 2 years of working experience


Technical Skills and Abilities: 

Strong leadership and communication skills.

Experience or with skill in conducting clinical trials

Demonstrated ability to generate and develop scientific research concepts

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.

Research Ethics Training

Knowledge of Regulatory Procedures.

Experience of living and working in a rural environment


Supervisory controls: The individual will serve under the immediate supervision of the  Senior Medical Officer.

Physical Ability: Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate. The ability to frequently travel between MUWRP sites in Uganda.

How to Apply:

  • Apply directly to job openings in MUWRP’s career portal below.  Open Job Description and ClickApply Now.
  • Please note that only applications received through the MUWRP career portal will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications  will not be considered.
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