HIV Theme Leader & Head of Programme, HIV Intervention (Uganda)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Medical Research Council

Established in 1989, the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary centre of excellence for research on HIV infection and priority diseases. It provides critical knowledge on the evolving HIV epidemic and on the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and has shaped health policy and practice not only in Uganda but also in Africa and worldwide.

The Unit has an international track record of research on HIV. It has led and contributed to major international multi centre trials evaluating novel prevention and treatment options and conducts social behavioural and basic science studies. The Unit apart from funding from the MRC-UK is attracting support from a variety of other international funders including EDCTP, Wellcome Trust, DFID and IAVI.

You will be expected to provide leadership to the theme as well as leading your own distinctive programme of interventional research, complementing the basic, epidemiological and social science strengths of the Unit. You will be expected to work collaboratively with other theme and programme leaders to develop and sustain a creative synergy so as to tackle health priorities of the region. You will contribute substantially to the Unit’s five-year plan, which commenced in April 2017, and will be expected to support scientists conducting research in a broad range of other areas compatible with the mission of the Unit.

You will need:

  • To be medically qualified with an MBChB/MBBS/MD and PhD or equivalent; Clinical speciality i.e. MMED or MRCP will be an added advantage

  • An excellent track record of research publications in internationally respected journals and of influencing health practice and policy

  • To have research experience within the HIV field

  • Excellent leadership skills with a history of attracting significant research funding and evidence of providing staff development, creativity and autonomy

This is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world-class innovation and collaboration opportunities. You will be rewarded with generous and attractive benefits and allowances. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should consist of an up to date CV, supporting statement and publication list. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on Friday 6 April 2018. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to If you would like to discuss this opportunity directly with the Unit Director, Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, please email . Please also visit  for a full job description. 

Further details:   Job Description    

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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