6 Study Nurse Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

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Organization:Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of health.

Job Summary: The Study Nurse is responsible for a new project called the TB Screening Improves Preventive Therapy Uptake (TB SCRIPT) Trial.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Screen, consent, enrol and follow study participants
  • Participate in counselling and management of study participants
  • Provide TB treatment and fill the TB treatment register;
  • Organize patient follow-up and carry out home visits if required;
  • Participate in data collection and entry;
  • Collect blood and sputum specimens and transport to laboratory when needed;
  • Communicate closely with locally and internationally based Clinical Investigators by email and weekly telephone conferences

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  • Prior experience working as a Study Nurse on trials and/or longitudinal studies
  • Good working knowledge of TB and HIV care and treatment
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrate experience with management of study data.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications delivered to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),

Plot 2C, Nakasero Hill Road next to Uganda Blood Bank.

P. O Box 7475 Kampala, Uganda.


  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of submission: Current CV, typed application letter, the contact details of three work related referees not relatives and copies of academic certificates.
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted Further.
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.

Deadline: 16th October 2019 before 5:00pm


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