Job: Research Assistant

Company: Makerere University Hospital
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Type: Contract (Full-time)
Deadline: 24/05/2024
Makerere University Hospital, supported by Wellcome Leap, is implementing the “Stillbirth in High Burden Settings: Ample Room for Improvement Using Biomarkers and Ultrasound Technologies” (iTECH) project. The project aims to develop clinical tools to manage high-risk pregnancies and reduce stillbirths in Uganda and globally. The research assistant will collect and process research data and abstract patient-level data from records using an electronic data collection tool.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in protocol and SOP trainings
  • Engage in study site entry visits and participant management
  • Participate in training on study-specific and ethical procedures
  • Manage study participant schedules and reminders
  • Guide and prepare participants for study procedures and tests
  • Ensure fair and equal treatment of participants
  • Act as liaison between research team and participants
  • Work with healthcare workers to achieve project objectives
  • Perform QA/QC on consent forms and data tools
  • Identify appropriate patient registers for data collection
  • Ensure data accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


  • Diploma in any health-related field from a recognized institution
  • Experience in collecting health research data and managing health records
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protection Research
  • Experience in research methods and data management
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Good interpersonal and data collection skills
  • Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data with attention to detail
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Proficiency in English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Ability to speak Luganda

How to Apply:

  • Submit applications to: before 24/05/2024 at 23:59hrs EAT
  • Email subject line: “Application- (indicate the position) – iTECH Project”
  • Submit application as ONE PDF (1-page cover letter, 3-page resume including two referees, and supporting documents)
  • PDF size must not exceed 5MB
  • Incomplete or inaccurate submissions will render the applicant ineligible
  • Applications cannot be amended after submission
  • Apply for one position only
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

Additional Information:
Industry: Health
Location: Kampala
Makerere University Hospital is funded by Wellcome Leap for the iTECH project to develop clinical tools for diagnosing and managing high-risk pregnancies and reducing stillbirths in Uganda, sub-Saharan Africa, and globally.



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