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  • CLINICAL COORDINATOR (Pneumococcal Surveillance Project – Bansang)
    Salary: Occupational Group E2/E3
    End Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 
    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.
    We are looking for a Clinical Coordinator to perform clinical duties and supervise clinical and research procedures at Bansang Hospital as part of the pneumococcal surveillance 13-valent vaccine case-control study. S/he will supervise and lead the clinical and X-ray teams working on the study at Bansang Hospital. The post-holder will be based in Bansang, a town of around 30,000 in Central River Region. 
    MB, BS or equivalent medical qualification.
    FWACP Part 1 or equivalent in Internal Medicine/Paediatrics.
    Significant post-graduate experience. 
    Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    Practical experience of health research in developing countries.
    Proven experience of staff management.
    Excellent written and spoken English.
    Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.
    A flexible and well organised approach to work and ability to meet deadlines.
    Attentiveness to detail. 
    Willingness to work outside the normal hours, including on-call.
    Willingness to live and work in Bansang for the duration of the project. 
    Although not essential FWACP Part 2 in Internal Medicine/Paediatrics would be an advantage. 
    The appointment is to 31st March 2014 and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. 
    The salary will be in Occupational Group E2/E3 dependent on qualifications and experience. 
    We cannot accept applications from people who are currently, or in the last 6 months, employed by The Gambia Government.

    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: Clinical Coordinator (Pneumococcal Surveillance Project – Bansang)
    MRC Laboratories, Fajara
    P.O. Box 273
    Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa.
    Telephone: 00220 4495442–6 & 00220 4494072-9
    E-mail: hr@mrc.gm
    The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30th September 2011.
    MRC is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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