Principal Research Officer Job (1 Vacancy)

Post: Principal Research Officer (Botany)
Reference: HRM 72/173/01/CR
Salary Scale: U2
Reports to: Director of Research

Qualifications:
• A University Degree in Botany or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• A Masters Degree in Botany Ethnobotany or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• Five (5) Research publications and at least two (2) publications as the first author.
• A Ph.D. in the relevant field is an added advantage.

Other Requirements:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Good Computer Skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrable ability to attract new researchers, coach and mentor them.
• Ability to attract research grants.

Experience: Five (5) years experience in active research in Traditional Medicine/Medicinal Plants.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Assists the Director of Research to run the Department.
• Develops and leads research projects within the Unit.
• Publishes and presents research findings.
• Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Research from time to time.
Apply for this job

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacant posts as specified hereunder. The details of job descriptions, where not indicated, or any other details, can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices located at Workers House, 3rd Floor (Northern Wing), Plot No.1 Pilkington Road. Applications should be filled in triplicate on PSC Form 3 (Revised 2008) and submitted to the Secretary, Health Service Commission, P.O. Box 7452, Kampala, to be received not later than 27-09-2010

The Forms can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices, Ministry of Health Headquarters, Mulago and Butabika National Referral Hospitals and Regional Referral Hospitals. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Applicant may apply for a maximum of two (2) relevant posts which must be filled in two separate sets and by labeling the 1st choice as No.1 and the 2nd choice as No. 2.

All applications should bear the title of the post as well as its reference number and the name of the Institution where it is tenable.

Applicants who are Serving Public Officers must route their applications through their Heads of Department, who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Head of Department refers to the Head of the respective Institution of the Applicant. Applications found to be in contravention of this requirement will not be short listed.

Candidates who are not serving Public Officers should indicate two Referees with their telephone numbers.

Applicants who will be short listed shall be required to bring originals of their certificates unlaminated. Applicants must also fulfill the following conditions:

I. Attach three (3) of their recent passport-size photographs and copies of their academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
II. Attach copies of the letter (s) of appointment, confirmation and promotion in case of promotional posts. This includes Applicants from non Public Health Service.

Health Workers who are required by law to register with the relevant councils; attach copies of certificates of registration. All candidates who are required by law to possess practicing license should attach copies of valid practicing license

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