Clinical Trial Manager/Epidemiologist Vacancy at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia – The MRC Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of two research units established in sub- Saharan Africa by the Medical Research Council UK and is the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s single largest investment in medical research in a low and middle income country. MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM represents a unique concentration of scientific expertise and high quality research platforms in the West African region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Clinical Trial Manager/Epidemiologist
 
Location: Farafenni, Gambia
Salary: Grade 2, 35 Points
 
Job Information
MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is undertaking an individually-randomized, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial examining the efficacy of oral inactivated ETVAX vaccine to prevent enterotoxigenic E. coli-associated diarrhoea in Gambian children ages 6 to 18 months to be based at Farafenni, North Bank Region of The Gambia about 180 kilometres away from the coast with limited local facilities including school.
A Clinical Trial Manager/Epidemiologist is being sought to support the Principal Investigator in all aspects of the management of the study. S/he will oversee the daily conduct of the study at the various sites, supervise the data entry into the eCRFs, supervise the study team of Clinicians, Nurses and the Field Workers. S/he will be the focal point for communication with the PIs, sponsor and the study team.
 
Essential Criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Part 2 FWACP or comparable Masters level training in the field of clinical trials and Epidemiology.
  • Experience of coordinating large scale clinical trials in a relevant setting.
  • Previous work on clinical trials following GCP requirements.
  • Practical experience of health research in developing countries.
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • A flexible and well-organized approach to work and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to details.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • A team player and motivator.
  • Willingness to be on-call and work outside the normal working hours.
Desirable:
  • Ability to work on databases and statistical packages.
  • Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).
Remuneration
  • The salary will be paid in Grade 2, 35 Points of MRCG at LSHTM’s payscale at a net monthly salary of 101, 310 Dalasi. This converts to a take home pay of $2,026 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate.
  • Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.
  • For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation at Farafenni, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.
  • The appointment will be for 2 years initially and will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
Application Closing Date
22nd November, 2019.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should please download the "Application Form". Completed application forms and documents should be e-mailed to: recruitment@mrc.gm
 
Note
MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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