Clinical Research Physician Job at Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International, Abuja

The Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International is a wholly
owned subsidiary of the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of
Military Medicine, Inc which is a nonprofit corporation authorized by
the Congress of the United States of America. The U.S Department of

Defense Walter Reed Program Nigeria (DOD WRP-N) supports a military to
military partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence liaison
office, the Health implementation Plan (NMOD HIP). HJFMRI through
partnership with the Walter Reed Program Nigeria is actively involved in
the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and HIV
Research activities. It is through this partnership, HJFMRI Ltd/Gte
seeks to recruit a Clinical Research Physician with expertise in
infectious diseases to support the DOD WRP-N research mission.

Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Research Physician
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops, implements and oversees the management of
    clinical research activities and protocols to support the DOD WRP-N
    mission in Nigeria and the West African region.
  • Supervises research staff in support of assigned research protocols.
  • Analyzes data and prepares scientific papers for presentation at
    local and national meetings and for publication in medical and
    scientific periodicals.
  • Assists with oversight, management, coordination of research activities between site teams an RP
  • Assists in development of clinical trial budgets and monitors cost and performance for assigned projects.
  • Leverages expertise in support of expansion of DOD WRP-N research activities.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with governmental, academic, and industrial partners to support the DOD WRP-N mission.
  • Examines, interviews, counsels and manages research participants in assigned protocols.
  • Performs other assignments as required.
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Job Specifications
Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine & Surgery is required.
  • Postgraduate training in infectious diseases and/or HIV medicine is required.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice and Ethics is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Clinical Research will be added advantage.
  • A Fellowship in West African College of Physicians or National
    Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Internal Medicine or
    Pediatrics is required.

Prior Work Experience:

  • The incumbent must eight or more years of experience as a
    Medical Practitioner, including at least two years working in medical
    research, Experience in protocol development, clinical trials and
    publication of research results is required.

Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required


  • Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Supervision Received:

  • Supervision by the Deputy Director for Research.
  • Substantial interaction with the Country Director is anticipated.


  • Knowledge of Clinical Medicine and the procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks.
  • Knowledge of clinical research programs under “Good Clinical Practices”.
  • Knowledge of Research regulatory procedures.

Supervision Exercised:

  • Incumbent will exercise full supervisory responsibility of study staff: Medical Officer, Pharmacist, and Nurses.
  • Responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating work
    performance, applying discipline, selection of new employees, and
    granting personnel leave.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Leadership, analytical, communication, and writing skills is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to include effective presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of work time is required for this position.

Annual gross salary range is NGN15,000,000 – 18,000.000.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letters and CV’s to:

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Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and phone call

Application Deadline 4th November, 2016.

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