Medical Officer

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 11/02/2021
Part time, Regular Position Medical Jobs in Uganda



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Global Oncology, a cross-divisional program within the Director’s Office of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has a mission to generate cancer research that has global impact, and support the development research capacity and clinical care to reduce the cancer burden in low- and middle-income countries. A cornerstone of the program is a decade-long alliance with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) that advances research, capacity building, and cancer care. Fred Hutch operates in Uganda as the Hutchinson Centre Research Institute of Uganda, or HCRI-Ug.

The Medical Officer will perform assigned duties for adult participants enrolled in the phase I study of rituximab hyaluronidase in adults and children (U028) at the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala. Led by the Fred Hutch Principal Investigator (PI) and the Uganda Cancer Institute Adult and Pediatric Oncology PIs, this trial aims to optimize a treatment regimen for patients in Uganda with Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or Castleman’s disease, while strengthening diagnosis and supportive care. This position will report to the Study Coordinator, and will have dotted line reporting to the study local study PI.


  • Oversee study participant visits and conduct physical examination(s) of participants as per the study protocol and study operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Conduct participant informed consent as per the study protocol and SOPs
  • Collect data during participant visits and complete intake questionnaires and case report forms (CRFs) as per the study protocol and SOPs
  • Conduct pre- and post- HIV test counseling as per the study protocol and SOPs
  • Conduct phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures as per the study SOPs
  • Document and report serious adverse events (SAEs) and Adverse Events (AEs) as per the study protocol and SOPs
  • Documents SAE/AE causality as needed
  • Responsible for medical care of study participants, including documentation and management of SAEs as well as clinical care referral
  • Participate in study team meetings and communicate regularly with project leadership about study progress and issues
  • Follow SOPs and SSPs
  • 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 or more years of clinical care experience
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and ability to thrive in the midst of uncertainty
  • Experience in clinical research studies with completion of case report forms and study related evaluations
  • Oncology experience preferred but not a requirement
  • Experience working with international partners across time zones
  • Calm, patient, and collaborative working style

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