Jobs at Medical Research Council Unit

The appointments will be for 12 months.
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 Clinicians (IPV Clinical Trials)
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 19th February 2013.

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Research Clinicians (IPV Clinical Trials)
Title:      Research Clinicians (IPV Clinical Trials)
Salary:   Occupational Group E1/E2
Start Date:          Thursday, February 7, 2013
End Date:            Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Job Information               
The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Council’s largest establishment conducting medical research in a developing country. The Unit aims to improve the health of people in low-income countries by excellence in multi-disciplinary research programmes.

We are undertaking a clinical trial that aims to identify interference between IPV and the other vaccines recommended at nine months of age either worldwide (measles and rubella combined vaccine) or in endemic settings (yellow fever vaccine). It will also confirm the safety of giving these vaccines together and compare the administration of IPV using a needle-free ‘jet-‘injection’ devices with administration using the standard needle and syringe route.

We are looking for Research Clinicians to provide clinical care to study participants, adequate documentation, and supervise the field work according to study protocol. S/he will conduct surveillance for morbidity and mortality among study participants and liaise with the local trial and safety monitors.

We seek someone with:

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.

 FWACP Part 1 or equivalent.
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.

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