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The Unit is an internationally recognised 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:
Scientist A (01 Position)
Position Code: SA -920
Reports to: Head of Programme
Duration: 2 years, renewable subject to availability of funds.
To coordinate project activities for the MENISCUS (Menstrual health interventions, schooling and mental health symptoms among Ugandan students) study. This school-based cluster-randomized trial will evaluate the effectiveness of a menstrual health intervention on a range of health, educational and wellbeing outcomes among students attending 48 Ugandan secondary schools. The trial will be conducted in Wakiso and Kalungu districts and the total duration of the project is 3 years. The scientist will report directly to the PI and Programme Head, and will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the study as per the protocol and ensure quality data is collected .
Roles & Responsibilities
• Oversee and coordinate the day-to-day activities of running the trial and ensure collection of quality data;
• Organise and chair the Trial Co-ordination team;
• Co-ordinate and supervise the senior study staff (about 10 staff), including staff training, to ensure that staff are correctly carrying out their duties;
• Ensure that the study procedures are done according to the study protocol and regulatory requirements;
• Organise the stakeholder meetings;
• Ensure timely procurement of study materials (pads, cups, analgesics, WASH materials, diaries);
• Contribute to the preparation of study questionnaires and other tools;
• Liaise with the trial administrator regarding visits to schools from study staff;
• Liaise with the data manager to ensure correct completion of study forms;
• Lead the correspondence with Ugandan IRB and other regulatory bodies;
• Liaise with the implementing partner (WoMena Uganda) to ensure that the intervention is implemented according to protocol;
• Liaise with the Uganda National Examination Board to ensure the baseline and end line educational assessment is appropriately conducted;
• Oversee the trial consent/assent process;
• Prepare trial progress reports as may be required;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by PI or Programme Head;
• Lead the dissemination activities;
• Contribute to publications, including a leading role on selected publications;
• Assist the PI in preparing for trial steering committees and Data Safety Monitoring Committees;
• Manage the trial budget in Uganda;
• Ensure that the project is implemented within budget and timelines; and,
• Prepare interim and final financial reports.
• Master’s in Public Health, epidemiology or equivalent from a recognised institution.
• PhD in a relevant discipline is desired;
• At least 5 years’ experience working in a medical research setting preferably in a senior role;
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience co-ordinating complex epidemiological field studies;
• Experience working on a randomised trial is desired;
• Experience of collaborating with and managing multi-disciplinary project teams;
• Experience of budgetary control and reporting;
• Should possess formal training in ICH-GCP;
• Should have the ability to think strategically, for example in the planning of resources needed; and,
• Excellent writing skills and experience drafting protocols, reports, funding applications and regulatory documents.