Jobs at Medical Research Council

If you are interested and have the skills and abilities for this position please contact the Human Resources Office for an application form and a copy of the job description for the post. Completed application forms together
with photocopies of qualifications should be returned to:

Human Resources Office
Vacancy for: Research Clinician (Severe Pneumonia & Sick Child Studies)
MRC Unit, Fajara
P.O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia

Telephone: 00220 4495442–6 & 00220 4494072-9
E-mail: hr [at] mrc [dot] gm
Website: www.mrc.gm

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 2nd April 2013.

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Research Clinician (Severe Pneumonia & Sick Child Studies)
Title:      Research Clinician (Severe Pneumonia & Sick Child Studies)
Salary:   Attractive
Start Date:          Tuesday, March 5, 2013
End Date:            Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Job Information               
The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country.  The Unit aims to improve the health of people in developing countries by contributing to the development, testing and safe adoption of interventions aimed at reducing the burden of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.

The Unit is conducting a number of studies of severe pneumonia in children and severe childhood illness in general and is part of a multi-country Pneumonia Etiology for Child Health (PERCH) Project.   We are looking for a Research Clinician to be responsible for the enrolment, investigation and clinical management of children enrolled in the severe pneumonia studies and other Child Survival studies.

We seek someone with:

MB, BS or equivalent medical qualification.
FWACP Part 1 or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience with preference given to paediatrics.
Good record keeping skills.
Good clinical procedure skills.
Excellent written & spoken English.
Experience supervising staff.
Computer literacy in Windows – Word, Excel & statistical software.
Ability to deal sensitively with children and their mothers.
Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, public sector and Government staff.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to produce effective scientific writing.
Willingness to work flexible hours and be on-call.
Although not essential, FWACP Part 2 or equivalent, past experience of clinical studies and qualifications and experience in epidemiology or public health would be an advantage.

An attractive salary will be paid that reflects the qualifications and responsibilities for the post.

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

The appointment is for two years and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months.


Location: Not Specified
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine
Required Grade:  Not Specified