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RESEARCH CLINICIAN/OBSTETRICIAN VACANCIES AT THE MRC UNIT, THE GAMBIA
Date Posted: 23/May/2015   Deadline: 17/Jun/2015


The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Council’s largest establishment conducting medical research in a developing country. The Unit aims to improve the health of people in low-income countries by excellence in multi-disciplinary research programmes. We are undertaking a randomized clinical trial that will examine the effects of administering a pneumococcal-conjugate vaccine either to expectant mothers or to newborn infants within 48 hours of birth, on pneumococcal carriage (as a surrogate of pneumococcal disease) in early life.



The MRC Unit, The Gambia is currently recruiting to fill the following position:



Position: Research Clinician/Obstetrician



Job Description:

The MRC Unit, The Gambia is looking for a Research Clinician/Obstetrician with significant clinical experience to join a clinical trial team with well established clinical trial capacity as well as strong neonatal and paediatric skills. The post-holder will be required to oversee the dating scans to be undertaken during the recruitment process and will provide additional training to other members of the team alongside the MRC radiology department. The post-holder will take a central role in the identification and assessment of pregnancy related complication and thus clinical experience is central to this post and training in the associated clinical trial activities can be provided for a suitably skilled candidate although research experience would also be of benefit. S/he will also be required to work on standard operating procedures and other clinical trial documentation related to the care of pregnant mothers as well as other aspects of the trial. The post holder will be based at MRC Fajara but will be required to work at two Health Centres where the trial will be conducted.

Although not part of this post, the applicant may have additional research opportunities which could be fostered during time at the MRC Unit in The Gambia given the importance of maternal health in the future sustainable development agenda.



Qualifications/Requirements:

MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.

FWACOG/MRCOG part 1 or equivalent.

Significant ongoing clinical obstetric experience including the ability to undertake and oversee dating scans to establish gestational age.

The ability to manage obstetric emergencies and pregnancy related complications.

Experience in managing staff.

Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Excellent organisational skills.

A flexible and well-organised approach to work and an ability to meet deadlines.

Attentiveness to detail.

Willingness to be on-call and work outside the normal working hours.

Desirable:

Part 2 FWACOG/MRCOG.

Postgraduate qualification (Masters/Doctoral level).

Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Experience providing obstetric care in a comparable setting.

Previous experience in conducting clinical trials according to ICH-GCP.

Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).



Salary/Remuneration:

The salary will be paid in Grade 2 and will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The take home salary for a Research Clinician 1 is 65, 9332 Dalasi per month equivalent to a net salary of $1, 648 per month. Candidates with part 2 FWACOG/MRCOG will be appointed as Research Clinician 2 with a take home salary of 72, 763 equivalent to

$1, 819 per month using the prevailing USD/Dalasi exchange rate.  

Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasis and the USD figure quoted is given as a guide using the prevailing USD/Dalasi exchange.



For displaced staff the package will include displacement allowances for family, flights, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.



Method of Application:

All potential job applicants that have the skills and abilities for this senior 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: Research Clinician/Obstetrician (Propel Study)

MRC Unit, Fajara,

P.O. Box 273, Banjul,

Gambia, West Africa.



Telephone: 00220 4495442–6 & 00220 4494072-9



E-mail: hr@mrc.gm



For more information about MRC Unit, The Gambia, please visit; www.mrc.gm



NB: MRC is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Application Deadline: 17th June, 2015.



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