Study Clerk job at Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council

Study Clerk job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Medical Research Council

Job Details:

The Unit is an internationally recognized 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:

Study Clerk (1 position)
Position code: SC - 1021
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Station: Entebbe

Job Purpose:
This position is to provide day to day data management support to the DOP study.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Assist in preparation of screening/enrolment packs and inform Nurse/Study; coordinators when running low on study documents in a timely manner;
• Maintain a consent tracking log for ICF;
• Perform Quality Control for all informed consent forms;
• Perform Quality Control procedures on all study CRFs and Logs;
• Generate and resolve data queries;
• Generate daily participant schedules;
• Perform trouble shooting for data devices (tablets and computers) in consultation with the Data Manager;
• Maintain a devices log to manage study data devices (computers and tablets);
• Assisting the Data Manager compile weekly/ monthly study progress reports;
• Attend staff and study meetings as scheduled;
• Effective and active liaison with other study staff and hospital workers;
• Willingness and availability to perform extra duties; and,
• Willingness and availability to work beyond the official working time.

Person Specification
• Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma equivalent in a health related field or social sciences;
• At least 2 years’ experience working in a Health or clinical research data handling setting;
• Proficiency in computer use (MS word, Excel, Access, Nvivo);
• Good verbal and written communication skills; and,
• Good command of both English and Luganda.

Application procedure

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation: 
Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. Deadline for application is 26th November 2021, 5:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification. Only online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and documentation have been successfully received. In the event you are selected as the best candidate for the job, it will be a requirement to present certified copies of academic documents prior to contracting.
The applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
MRC/ UVR I and LSHTM Uganda Research
Unit, P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda.
Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
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.

Date Posted: 2021-11-24