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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Senior Data Programmer - The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Data Programmer
Organisation: The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Country Uganda

The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for the position of Senior Data Programmer.
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organisations. The work will be based in Entebbe, and is funded by a grant from the IDEA consortium, an African-European Initiative for Dissecting the Interplay between Poverty Related Diseases and Helminth Infections. Appointment will be for one year initially and is renewable subject to the satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Job Summary: The Senior database programmer is required to work with databases primarily on studies within the Co-Infections Study Programme and will involve developing a Good Clinical Practice (GPC) compliant database for a new clinical trial and also developing data dictionaries for existing databases. The work will involve creating data dictionaries for existing databases and setting up a GCP compliant database for a forthcoming trial to investigate the effect of Schistosoma mansoni infection on the immunogenicity of a candidate TB vaccine. The successful applicant will join a team Statisticians and Data Managers at the MRC Unit in the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

The applicant should hold an honours degree in Computer Science, Database programming, Software engineering, Statistics and Computation or a related field
The applicant should hold a Masters’ degree in Information Systems or related field is desirable

Skills and Experience:
Experience in the use of Open Clinica or other GCP compliant databases will be advantageous
Three or more years’ experience in programming using in more than one language (MS-Access VBA, Java or .Net languages)
At least three years’ experience working with at least one database management system (Ms Access, My SQL or SQL server).
A year’s experiencing in creating and managing databases in a research environment
Experience in the programming of electronic data capture using either UMPCs or PDAs

Apply To
For further information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jonathan Levin: jonathan.levin@mrcuganda.org  or via telephone +256 417 704150.
All applications and supporting documents including curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic qualifications and names plus telephone contact details of three referees should either be addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager,
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P. O. Box 49, Entebbe. Uganda
Or sent via email: mrc@mrcuganda.org
Deadline: 13th December, 2013.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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