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Marconi Lab Career Opportunities

The Makerere University AI lab in the Department of Computer Science, College of Computing and Information Sciences, and the Marconi Society Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Makerere University, are implementing a joint research project titled: “ICT Platform for the Pathogen Economy (IPPE).”

The project is a commercial Integrated AI-driven platform for screening diseases of national priority, including COVID-19, cervical and breast cancer. The research project is funded by the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Secretariat at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Uganda to help develop a robust software platform to support their critical internal business processes.

We are a multidisciplinary consortium of computer science, data science, bioinformatics, engineering, epidemiology, and public health experts. We are looking for outstanding individuals to contribute to realizing the project objectives and outcomes.


Available vacancies

Full Stack Developer(2 positions)

Terms of Employment

Fixed term, 6-month contract with a possibility to extend.

Line Manager

Technical Project Manager

Start Date

Immediate

Description

We are seeking experienced Full Stack Developers to support in designing and building the ICT platform. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Makerere University and report to the Technical Project Manager. As a Full Stack Developer, you will be responsible for designing and developing the platform by building, managing, and improving server-side operating systems, databases, libraries, and frameworks. You will also provide back-end functionality that can run smoothly from any device or browser. You will work closely with the management team and a team of researchers to ensure that the agreed objectives and results are met.

Details
Marketing and Communications Lead

Terms of Employment

Fixed term, 6 month contract with possibility of extension

Line Manager

Technical Project Manager

Start Date

Immediate

Description

We seek an experienced marketing and communications expert to provide a thorough media and marketing contact management system for the platform. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Makerere University and report to the Technical Project Manager. As a marketing and communications officer, you will be responsible for building relationships with potential and existing beneficiaries of the platform through social media networks, promoting of the platform and its various activities, and managing events like conferences, science week, and scheduled workshops all aimed at increasing awareness of the platform nationwide. You will work closely with the stakeholders in the health sector, the project manager, and management to ensure that the agreed objectives and results are met.

Details
Technical Project Manager

Terms of Employment

Fixed term, 1-year contract with possibility to extend.

Line Manager

Principal Investigator (PI)

Start Date

Immediate

Description

We are seeking an experienced Technical Project manager to support the implementation and management of the project implementation. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Makerere University and report to the project PI. As a Project manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the project. You will also support the PI and team in supervising the project’s activities, across all the work streams and work closely with the partners and collaborators at the Makerere AI lab, Marconi Lab, and selected healthcare partners to ensure that the agreed objectives and results are met.

Details

Note: The job descriptions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the jobs.
How to apply: In case you are qualified, follow this link and apply with your CV, motivation letter and academic documents to the position of interest.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; for the earliest consideration, submit your application by August 12, 2022