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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
  • At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was one of the UK’s most urgent health problems. A royal commission, entitled The Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Relations of Human and Animal Tuberculosis, was set up in 1901. It aimed to find out whether tuberculosis in animals and humans was the same disease and whether animals ...
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    Clinical Laboratories Manager

    Location: Fajara, Gambia

    Job Descriptions

    • We are looking for an experienced Laboratory professional to lead the Clinical Laboratories at Fajara. The post-holder has the overarching and priority goal of establishing and maintaining a clinical laboratory service according to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and ISO15189 standards.
    • S / he must develop functional working relationships with co-supervisors to ensure high quality clinical laboratory services.
    • The post-holder must also create and maintain positive communication channels and relationships with scientists, clinicians, visitors, collaborators and other staff to optimize the clinical laboratory quality and services.

    Essential Requirements

    • M.Sc or equivalent from an accredited university.
    • Significant experience of active work in a clinical laboratory environment with experience of providing laboratory support to clinical trials.
    • Previous experience in a laboratory management role.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of new and specialized clinical laboratory technologies and techniques.
    • Good working knowledge of a Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
    • Demonstrated knowledge in international accreditation standards and their implementation (i.e. ISO 15189 and / or GCLP).
    • Experience in implementing change management as it pertains to ensuring quality improvement around laboratory practices and safety.
    • Good working knowledge of training laboratory-based staff and developing competency-based training plans.
    • Experience in the safe shipment of research samples and infectious organisms.
    • Computer literate (e.g Microsoft Office applications).
    • Excellent written and spoken English.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Good budgetary and cost management skills.
    • Good change management Skills.
    • Keenness to train and impart knowledge.
    • Good organisational and staff management skills with the ability to co-supervise staff with other managers.
    • Experience of working with people from different disciplines and cultures.


    • Substantial previous experience working in capacity development in Africa and / or the developing world.
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    • Training in quality management systems and processes as they pertain to research and / or clinical laboratory environments.
    • Good working knowledge of cold chain and chain of custody sample management.
    • Good working knowledge of procurement sources and storage procedures for laboratory consumables and equipment.

    Salary and Benefit

    • The salary will be paid in Grade 2, 34 Points of MRCG at LSHTMS payscale at a net monthly salary of 76, 475 Dalasis. This converts to a take home pay of $1, 530 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi / USD exchange rate.
    • Please note that the salary wlll be paid in Dalasi and the USD figure is only given as a guide.
    • For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.
    • We cannot accept applications from Individuals who are currently, or were in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
    • The appointment will be for 3 years initially and subJect to a probationanry period of 6 months.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should please download the "Application Form". Completed application form and other documents should be e-mailed to: with "Job title" as email subject.

    Click Here to Download the Application Form (.docx)

    Click Here for More Information (.docx)


    • MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently, or were in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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