THE MRC UNIT (RESEARCH CLINICIAN)



The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of a Research Clinician for the Pneumococcal Surveillance Project which is conducted under the Child Survival Theme. In addition to having responsibility for selected quality control activities within the Surveillance Project, the post-holder will be responsible for assessment, investigation, management and documentation of patients referred to the
Pneumococcal Surveillance project and other Child Survival projects in Basse.
S/he will be based in Basse, which is in a rural area approximately 400 kilometres from the coast where local facilities and schooling are limited, and will conduct research activities in the Upper River Region of The Gambia as part of a team involved in a wider programme of child survival research in the Unit.

Job Title: Research Clinician – PSP (MRC Basse)

Requirements
MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
FWACP Part 1 or equivalent.
Minimum of three years post-graduate experience
Good record keeping skills.
Good clinical procedure skills.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience of supervising staff.
Computer literacy in Windows, Word, Excel and statistical software.
The ability to deal sensitively with children and their mothers.
The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, public sector and Government staff.
Willingness to work flexible hours and be on-call.
Willingness to live and work in Basse.

Method of Application

Human Resource Office:
Research Clinician-Pneumococcal Surveillance Project (MRC Basse)         
MRC Unit, Fajara
P. O. Box 273
Banjul,
The Gambia, West Africa.

Tel: 00220 4495442
E-mail: hr@mrc.gm

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