Contract based
  • Post Date: July 14, 2021
Job Description

Epicentre is a Non-Government Organization created by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 1987 to help improve the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre has been a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around three main activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.

Location: Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre in (EMRC), Uganda
Reports to: Junior Research Assistant/ Site Principal Investigator
Duration: 6 months contract renewable

General responsibilities (not exhaustive)

  • To support the PIs in the implementation of the study and ensuring that procedures are followed according to protocol.
  • To participate in the informed consent process and clinical assessment of study participants for inclusions in the studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • To ensure that all clinical and biological testing required by the study is done at inclusion and during the follow-up visits
  • Complete case report forms following CRF completion guidelines, ICH-GCP and SOP
  • Provide adequate medical care to study participants and ensure appropriate referral and follow-up in liaison with the site investigator
  • To take up any study-specific responsibilities delegated to him/her by the Site Investigators.
  • To ensure proper use of the study-specific materials and equipment
  • Provide support to the communication team in the implementation of the communication plan, as requested by the Site Investigator.
  • To participate in the training related to research studies as deemed appropriate by the Director and the Investigators
  • Participate in the meetings of the medical department and in the different meetings as required by the Site Investigator or Director
  • Participate in the general activities of the research base as required
  • Any other tasks as required by the Site Investigator and the Director.
  • To report on any aspects that threaten or favors the program to the Site Investigator


  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (Mandatory)
  2. Experience in Clinical Medical practice for at least 1 year (Mandatory)
  3. Previous experience in clinical research (preferred)
  4. Fluent in English and Runyankole, Spoken and written (Mandatory)
  5. ICH-GCP
  6. Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and other electronic databases (Preferred)
  7. Teamwork, flexibility, commitment, and service

Interested candidates are invited to hand-deliver their application package (CV, application letter) to

Resources Manager
MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Base
P. O. Box 1956, Mbarara

Applications must be submitted not later than 28th July 2021 at 5:30 pm, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.