Job Title: Senior Database Programmer

Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Category: IT / Information Technology
Job Type: Full-time


The Unit is an internationally recognized center of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioral research, and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso, and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

Job Purpose:
The post holder will handle data programming at the Unit, setup and manage the database servers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage AWS instances within the organization’s TRE account, ensuring optimal performance, security, and cost-efficiency.
  • Review and approve requests for instance creation and access within the TRE account, maintaining compliance with organizational policies and security standards.
  • Monitor AWS resources, identify potential issues or areas for optimization, and implement solutions to enhance performance and efficiency.
  • Provide programming support for projects and initiatives within the AWS TRE including, but not limited to software development, data analysis, and automation of tasks.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to understand their software development needs and provide technical guidance and assistance as needed.

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a database programming related field (such as IT, database programming, Software engineering, Computer Science).
  • MSc in Information systems or related field.
  • Should possess at least 2 years’ experience in programming using more than one language (Python, PHP, Net Languages).
  • 3 years’ experience working with at least one database management system (OpenClinica, MySQL, SQL server, or Redcap); Data Management.

Applying Instructions:
For future employment opportunities, please visit MRC Uganda Jobs.
The applications should be addressed to: The Head of Human Resources, MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda.

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