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The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) based at the National
Institute for Medical Research campus in Mwanza, Tanzania is a
collaborative research unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine and the National Institute for Medical Research. The mission of
the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit is to contribute to improving health
through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and
other health problems by conducting research including clinical trials,
to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry
out such research in Tanzania and the East African region; and to
contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy.
MITU is currently collaborating with other international research
partners to implement a trial evaluating dose reduction of the human
papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The study is
being conducted in healthy female volunteers.The Unit is now inviting
applications from motivated and suitably qualified candidates to fill
the following positions:

Position 1: Deputy Clinical Trial Manager

The successful applicant will be a fully-registered medical doctor, with
at least 3 years clinical experience, and will ideally have a post
graduate qualification in epidemiology or a related field; proven
technical expertise in the quality management of clinical trials related
to infectious diseases and/or vaccines; experience in
clinical/laboratory procedures in research and collaborative research
involving human clinical, epidemiological or laboratory outcomes; proven
skills and experience in multicentre research.

Specific Responsibilities
• Assisting the Trial Manager with the day-to-day management of the
clinical trial in Mwanza, Tanzania.
• Consenting, screening and following up study participants.
• Reporting and following up adverse events (AEs) and serious AEs.
• Assisting the Trial Manager in dealing with clinical results and
queries, reviewing case report forms, and other relevant study
documentation and maintaining Study Master Files.
• Assisting with communication between MITU/NIMR, the LondonSchool of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the trial sponsor and the other
trial partners.
• Recruiting, coordinating, training and supervising field team staff in
MITU/NIMR (and other sites as required) in order to ensure that the
trial is conducted to GCP and other international trial standards.
• Participating in meetings and discussions to discuss research
progress, findings and any other aspects of the study.
• Assisting in submission of protocol amendments to ethics and
regulatory committees.
• Handling trial monitoring visits, including preparation of responses
to monitoring reports.
• Participating in writing up of the trial findings in reports and
• Assisting with preparation of reports for the trial governance bodies
(eg. Clinical Steering Committee, Steering Committee, Data and Safety
Monitoring Board) and the funding agency .
• Travel to progress and coordination meetings as required.

• Undertaking other duties, including support to other studies, as may
be required by the Principal Investigator of the trial and the Trial

Essential Qualifications
• Candidates must be fully-registered medical practitioners, with a
medical degree from a recognized university
• At least 3 years' post-qualification clinical experience in hospitals
or clinics.
• At least one year's relevant experience working on clinical trials, or
as a research coordinator, based in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Clinically active within the past 3 years with evidence of current
registration to practice medicine in Tanzania.
• Evidence of having practical experience in the management of research
• Evidence of having practical experience of assisting with leading or
coordinating of GCP compliant studies including familiarity of study
monitoring visits.
• Evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a
member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.
• Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others
to overcome problems as and when they arise.
• Evidence of having worked effectively in a multicultural environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Ability to relocate to Mwanza to start work for MITU as soon as
possible and no later than end of June 2017.

Desirable Qualifications
• At least one year of experience working with school age children.
• Experience of working on vaccine-related research studies.
• Experience of working in East Africa.
• A postgraduate qualification in epidemiology or public health or
equivalent experience demonstrated through publications.

Please note that government-employed clinicians that require an approved
secondment to take up this position will not be eligible to apply.

Mode of application:

Interested applicants should email  to request an
application fonn, clearly staling the job title for which they are
applying in the subject line of the email.
The completed application form should then be submitted together with a
letter of application, CV and copies of all relevant certificates,
memberships and qualifications (including proof of current medical
registration) to the same email address no later than 26th June 2017.
Paper applications will not be accepted.
Please note that government-employed clinicians that require an approved
secondment to take up this position will not be eligible to apply.

Interviews will be held at the earliest available opportunity and only
shortlisted candidates will be notified by email if selected for interview.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

Source: The Guardian 15 June 2017