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Medical Officer

Medical Officer

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Regular Part-Time
Hutchinson Centre Research Institute of Uganda
Clinical Research Support Services

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, non-profit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science.


The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance is a collaborative venture to establish a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility located in Kampala, Uganda. The aim of this joint effort between Global Oncology (GO) at the Hutchinson Center, and the Uganda Cancer Institute, is the development of new low-cost prevention and treatment strategies for ameliorating the high burden of infection-related cancers. Clinicians and scientists work together to enhance patient access to care, diagnosis and research-based treatment. The UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance seeks to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies for infection-associated cancers to benefit the millions of people in Uganda, the United States and worldwide who suffer from these malignancies.


Independently performs assigned clinical care duties for all patients on the Pediatric Cancer Care Unit. Supports BL project and related studies clinical care duties.


  • Under the overall guidance of and in liaison with the Study PI, Study Coordinator, and Research Operations Manager, oversee study participant visits and conduct clinical examination(s) of participants per the study protocol and study specific procedures (SSP’s).
  • Conduct participant informed consent per the study protocol and SSP’s.
  • Collect data during participant visits and complete intake questionnaires and Case Report Forms (CRF’s) per the study protocol and SSP’s.
  • Conduct pre- and post- HIV test counseling per the study protocol and SSP’s.
  • Conduct phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures per the study specific procedures (SSP’s).
  • Document and report serious adverse events (SAE’s) per the study protocol and SSP’s.
  • Responsible for medical care of study participants, including management of SAE’s and clinical care referral.
  • Direct study participant recruitment efforts.
  • Communicate regularly with project leadership about study progress.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree (MBChB or equivalent)
  • Registered with the Uganda Medical Council and possesses a valid practicing license


In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Preferably one year of clinical care experience
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to thrive in the midst of uncertainty.
  • Experience in care of cancer patients is optional
  • Experience in clinical research studies with completion of case report forms and study related evaluations
  • Experience working with international partners across time zones.
  • Calm, patient, and collaborative working style.

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