Jobs at Medical Research Council Unit

If you are interested and feel you have the qualities, skills and experience for this position please contact the Human Resources Office to obtain an MRC Application Form and a copy of the Job Description.
Completed application forms, together with copies of qualifications and a recent CV, should be sent to:
Human Resource Office:
Vacancy for: Research Clinician/Paediatrician (MDV PCV13)
MRC Unit, The Gambia
P. O. Box 273
The Gambia
West Africa

Telephone: +220 4495442–6 & +220 4494072-9
E-mail: hr [at] mrc [dot] gm

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25th January 2013.

MRC is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Research Clinician/Paediatrician (MDV PCV13)
Salary:   Occupational Group E1/E2
Start Date:          Friday, December 21, 2012
End Date:            Friday, January 25, 2013

Job Information               
We are seeking two Research Clinicians/Paediatricians with experience on clinical trials in developing countries. The post-holders will work on a trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of a multi-dose vial for Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MDV PCV13).

This is an ideal opportunity for two ambitious Clinicians who wish to pursue a career in clinical research.

We seek someone with:


FWACP Part 1 or equivalent.
Practical experience of health research in developing countries.
Previous experience in conducting clinical trials.
Experience of staff management.
Excellent written and spoken English.
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 organisational skills.
Willingness to be on-call and work outside the normal working hours.

Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
FWACP Part 2.
Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).
The salary attached to the post is in occupational group E1/E2 dependent on qualifications and experience.

We cannot accept applications from people who are currently, or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.

For displaced staff the package will include furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees for children and other benefits.

The appointments will be for 18 months.

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 0 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine
Required Grade:  Not Specified