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 looking for a Database Developer who will be responsible for developing and
implementing suitable databases in consultation with the Principal Investigators for specific research projects. Sjhe will be
responsible for the data modelling, form and report design as required. S/he will also provide full documentation for the database, and be responsible for all modifications when required.
The post holder will be based at MRC Fajara,
A Masters degree in any discipline that requires the active use of database technology.
Extensive, demonstrable experience of developing MS Access Databases.
Extensive experience in designing data models for relational databases.
Extensive experience of programming using VBA, ADO, DAO, ASP, ASP.NET, C#.NET and HTML with a good understanding of SQL scripting.
Experience creating Microsoft ADP projects.
Experience of using ODBC and OLEDB.
Sound knowledge on SQL SERVER 2008/2005.
Experience in Windows Mobile application development (particularly for PDAs using .Net)
Experience in Visual Studio 2005 (or 2003)
Exposure to EAV data modelling.
Excellent problem solving skills.
The ability to work independently to deadlines.
Excellent communication skills.
The ability to work with non-technical staff in a constructive manner.
The ability to be attentive to detail.
Androtd application development skill.
Previous expertence working in a multi-disciplinary team.
Previous experience of working in the field of medical research.
The post will be for 2 years initially extendable by mutual agreement.
An attractive salary will be paid with allowances.
We cannot accept applications from people who are currently, or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
An application form and a copy of the job description are available from the email and address below. Completed application forms should be sent preferably by email to:
For Database Developer
Human Resources Office:
Vacancy for: Database Developer
MRC Unit, The Gambia
P. O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia
For further information about the MRC Unit Gambia, visit the website: www.mrc.gm
The closing date for the receipt of appllcations is 23rd June 2013.
MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.