- Advert number: 304216-0
- Posted Date: 29/05/12
- Closing Date: 02/07/12
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL UNIT
For over 60 years now our Unit in The Gambia has been carrying out internationally competitive research and is established as the leading Research Centre in sub-Saharan Africa. Perhaps more importantly, we continue to push forward into new and challenging areas. We have developed an exciting new research agenda to reflect changes in national and global health priorities. Our new science portfolio is organised around three themes: Child Survival; Disease Control and Elimination; and Vaccination.
The Child Survival Theme has its focus on the prevention and treatment of leading causes of death in children. One of the Theme’s current research platform focuses on Severe Pneumonia and on this the Unit is conducting a number of studies of Severe Pneumonia in children, and is part of the multi-country Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project. The Child Survival Theme will be pursuing two major thrusts: health facility-based sick child studies, with an emphasis on diagnostics and treatment for the severely ill child; and community-based interventions to reduce child mortality.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Paediatrician/Epidemiologist to develop and lead relevant research projects within the Child Survival Theme, and to actively contribute to the wider programme of research. You will have MBBS/MBChB/MD and a Specialist Paediatrician qualification (FRCPCH, FRACP, FWACP, ABP certification FCPaed(SA) or equivalent). A solid record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and a track record of attracting research funding are essential.
You will be a good communicator with excellent written and spoken English, excellent organisational and management skills and commitment to further the well-being of children worldwide.
Although not essential, a formal qualification in Epidemiology or Public Health, practical experience of health research in developing countries, and previous experience living and working in Africa would be added advantages.
The appointment will be for three years extendable by mutual agreement.
An attractive salary will be paid in MRC’s Band two or three, dependent on qualifications and experience. Generous overseas allowances, furnished accommodation, flights and other benefits apply for displaced staff.
If you are interested and have the skills and abilities for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application form and a copy of the job description and person specification. Telephone enquiries can be made on 00220 4495442/6 extension 1001. Completed application forms, together with a detailed CV and a covering letter, should be sent to: email@example.com quoting reference GAM 5.
Closing date: 2nd July 2012.
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