Research Clinician Vacancy at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia

On 07/Nov/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia - The MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of two research units established in sub- Saharan Africa by the Medical Research Council UK and is the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s single largest investment in medical research in a low and middle income country. MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM represents a unique concentration of scientific expertise and high quality research platforms in the West African region.
Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Research Clinician
Location: Farafenni, Gambia
Salary: Grade 2, 30 Points
Job Information
MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is undertaking an individually-randomized, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial examining the efficacy of oral inactivated ETVAX vaccine to prevent enterotoxigenic E. coli-associated diarrhoea in Gambian children ages 6 to 18 months to be based at Farafenni, North Bank Region of The Gambia about 180 kilometres away from the coast with limited local facilities including school.
We are looking for a Research Clinician to provide clinical care, adequate documentation and supervise the field activities according to study protocol. S/he will liaise with the sponsors, local trial and safety monitors and also be involved in a range of clinical and research activities.
Essential requirements
  • MB BS or equivalent.
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • A flexible and well-organized approach to work and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Attentiveness to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Willingness to be on-call and work outside the normal working hours.
  • Paediatric, adult medical and/or obstetrics & gynaecology experience.
  • Practical experience in health research in developing countries.
  • Previous experience in conducting clinical trials according to ICH-GCP.
  • Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Part 1/2 of FWACP (or FWACOG) or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate qualifications (Masters, Doctoral level).
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).
The salary will be paid in Grade 2-30 Points of MRCG’s payscale.
We cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
The appointment is for 2 years and will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
Application Closing Date
22nd November, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should please download the "Application Form". Completed application forms and documents should be e-mailed to:
MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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