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[afro-nets] Vacancy for Scientific Officer with MRC Laboratories in the Gambia


  • From: "Sarr Adama" <asarr@mrc.gm>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 09:59:22 -0000

Vacancy for Scientific Officer with MRC Laboratories in the Gambia
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Institition: Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia

The MRC Laboratories, 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.

As a Scientific Officer you will undertake routine microbiological analysis of clinical specimens arising from the Diarrhoeal Project to
identify the microbiologic etiology of severe diarrhoeal disease. This will involve liaising with our international collaborators in Africa and
the USA and writing up and presenting high quality data.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates with a BSc or equivalent in Medical Microbiology and a minimum of 3 years
experience working in a routine microbiology laboratory. You will have practical experience with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice and the
ability to work independently with minimal supervision following training.

You will have proven experience in supervising staff, excellent written and spoken English and good IT skills. You will also be able to
demonstrate excellent communication skills in a multi-cultural environment together with a flexible and well-organised approach to
work. Experience in molecular biology, e.g. DNA isolation and PCR, and/or an MSc would be an advantage.

You will be based in Basse, which is in a rural area approximately 400 kilometres from the coast where local facilities and schooling are
limited.

The minimum total salary package in occupational group D2 will be D320222 (Dalasis) per annum. For displaced staff the package will
include a displacement allowance, furnished accommodation, free flights to home country for annual leave and other benefits.

The appointment is for 3 years.

An application form and further details are available from:

Human Resources Office, MRC Laboratories, Fajara,
P. O. Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa.
Telephone: +220 4495442-6 & +220 4494072-9
E-mail: mailto:personnel@mrc.gm

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 8th December 2006.

MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Only Short-listed Candidates will be contacted.

An Alpha A unit delivering focussed Alpha A science

Sarr Adama (Ms)
Deputy Human Resources Manager
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Atlantic Road Fajara
P. O. Box 273
Banjul The Gambia
West Africa
tel: +220 4494494
fax: +220 4495919
mobile: +220 9812644
mailto:asarr@mrc.gm