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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

Training and Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) is a young and vibrant research group at the College of Medicine specializing in high quality malaria and anemia research. Among other research studies, the unit is conducting a study in Intermittent Preventive Treatment with DHA-piperaquine for malaria in pregnancy in areas with high sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in Africa in Blantyre, Chikhwawa and Mangochi hospitals.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of a Study Physician.

  1. POSITION: Study Physician

  2. TENABILITY: Blantyre

  3. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The candidate must have MBBS or equivalent from recognized institution

  • The candidate must have a valid medical practice license.

  • The candidate must have least 1-year experience in research setting. Those with clinical trial experience will have an added advantage.

  • Candidates with a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology will have an added advantage.

  1. JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Planning and coordinating the initiation of research study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures at the sites according to instructions provided by the Principal Investigators.

  • Coordinating all activities for the study at the site.

  • Ensuring that the study is conducted in compliance with the GCP, GCLP and other applicable IRB and regulatory authority regulations at the site.

  • Coordinating the collection of research data, recruitment, follow-up and completion of research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.

  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient day to day operation of research and data collection activities at the site; acting as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and as the principle operational liaison for other research organizations, funding agencies and regulating bodies at the site.

  • Coordinating the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position.

  • Tracking the progress and quality of work being performed in accordance to the protocol and prepares monthly status reports.

  • Tracking and analyzing projects’ performance, expenditures, procurement and report about any possible or current blockers, risks, overflows, deficits.

  • Coordinating the procurement of project equipment and supplies with relevant personnel.

  • Planning and coordinating the staffing of research studies, to include the recruitment and administration of research support staff, as appropriate to the activity.

  • Acting as a communication link between all team members and ensuring the efficient performance of the team.

  • Providing medical review of patients at the site.

  • Reviewing all study severe adverse events from all sites.

  • Performing other related duties as required by the site PI.

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed CVs and names of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar,

College of Medicine,

P/Bag 360,

Chichiri

Blantyre 3

Electronic submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address:

hr@medcol.mw

Indicate the name of the study as IMPROVE Study on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the subject line of your email for electronic submissions.

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 23rd July, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@medcol.mw