Jobs at Medical Research Council

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.

Staff Medical Officer
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: Medicine
Required Grade:
Job Information               

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Staff Medical Officer to be based at MRC Fajara. This is an ideal opportunity for a clinician with experience of family medicine who wishes to work in a very well-resourced clinic setting, supported by excellent on-site diagnostics and an acute medical service for both adults and children. The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical care of staff and their families under the direction of the Head of Clinical Services. In addition to working in the Staff Clinic and the general Outpatients Department, he/she will also be required to spend some time working on the MRC Ward.

Essential Requirements:

    MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
    Minimum of three years experience working in high-quality teaching institutions.
    Excellent record keeping skills.
    Excellent written & spoken English.
    Proven experience of managing staff.
    Good understanding of medical audits.
    Computer literacy in Windows – Word, Excel & email.
    Ability to deal sensitively with patients.
    Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
    Excellent communication skills.
    Willingness to work on the on-call rota on a regular basis and work on the MRC Ward.


    FWACP in family medicine/MRCGP or equivalent.
    Advanced Life Support Provider.
    Interest in Clinical Research into the diseases of the tropics.

The post will be in Grade 2 at a minimum gross salary of 94, 588 Dalasis per month. The net salary (after tax) will be 76, 474 Dalasis per month. This converts to a take home pay of approximately $1, 865 per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate. For displaced staff the package will include flights, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.

Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and the USD/Dalasi rate is only given as a guide.

The appointment is for two years extendable by mutual agreement.

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 and person specification for the post. Completed application forms together with photocopies of qualifications should be returned to:

Human Resources Office
Vacancy for: Staff Medical Officer
MRC Unit, Fajara
P.O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia