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Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia Medical Officer
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Oct 8, 2008, 17:30
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MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL LABORATORIES, THE GAMBIA
MEDICAL OFFICER

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.

The Clinical Services Unit is run by the Director of Clinical Services assisted by two Medical Officers who have primary responsibility for the care of all in-patients at our 42 bedded ward devoted to the care of acute paediatric and adult medical cases. The Unit has been working in clinical research into the common diseases in West Africa and the successful applicant will be encouraged to actively contribute to these research programmes and to develop their own research ideas.

We wish to appoint a Medical Officer and seek applications from candidates with:

Ø MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
Ø Minimum of three years post-graduate experience, with preference given to paediatric and general medicine.
Ø Excellent written and spoken English
Ø Experience of supervising staff
Ø Good record keeping skills
Ø The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team
Ø Excellent communication skills
Ø Ability to deal sensitively with the patients
Ø Basic computer literacy
Ø Interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics
Ø Basic understanding of medical audits
Ø Willingness to work flexi-time

Although not essential, Primary FWACP or equivalent would be an advantage

The appointment is for 2 years.

The salary will be in Occupational Group D3 at a minimum total salary package of 433,770 Dalasis per annum. For displaced staff the package will include displacement allowances, furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees and other benefits.

Applications, together with the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Human Resources Officer, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, P.O. Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa. Telephone (+220) 4495442/6 & 4494072/9. FAX (+0220) 4495919. email: hr@mrc.gm.

The closing date for applications is 26th June 2008.

For further information about MRC Gambia visit www.mrc.gm

MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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