- Advert number: 317965-0
- Posted Date: 29/11/12
- Closing Date: 19/12/12
MRC The Gambia
Clinical Trial Coordinator/Epidemiologist
For 60 years now, our laboratories in The Gambia have been carrying out internationally competitive research and have established ourselves 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 & Elimination and Vaccination.
We are seeking a Clinical Trial Coordinator/Epidemiologist to coordinate the clinical trial activities of an externally-funded clinical trial aimed at determining the lowest possible dose of primaquine for clearing gametocytes in asymptomatic malaria carriers. You will be clinically-qualified (MB BS/MD) and FWACP Part 1 or equivalent with an MSc in Epidemiology or MPH, extensive experience in malaria research and significant experience working in a research institute on projects conducted in low-income countries. In addition, you will have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, experience of data analysis, practical experience in the implementation and coordination of epidemiological studies or randomised trials, excellent IT skills and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and managerial skills in a multi-cultural environment.
Although not essential a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, experience in laboratory procedures in research and demonstrable success in training and supervising research staff would be an advantage.
The appointment will be for 2 years.
An attractive salary will be paid in MRC’s Band 4. 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 (email@example.com) for an application form and a copy of the job description and person specification. Telephone enquiries can be made on 00220 4495442 extension 1001. Completed application forms together with a detailed CV and a covering letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference GAM 8.
Closing date: 19th December 2012
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