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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MRC UNIT, WEST AFRICA JOBS, WEDNESDAY 25, JULY 2012


The MRC unit, The Gambia is the medical research largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in the developing country. The aim is 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

We welcome applications to appoint:

1. LABORATORY MANAGER

RESPONSIBILITIES
 - Based at MRC bases
 - Responsible for daily management of the bases field station’s research laboratory providing technical and managerial support to the various research projects hosted at the site
 - Develop processes towards a steady programme of quality improvement and change management to ensure that all related laboratory practices meet the MRC guidelines and accepted international standards

REQUIREMENTS:
- BSC/MSC in biomedical sciences or related field
- At least 5 years experience in active work in a research laboratory environment
- At least 3 years experience in a laboratory management role
- Experience in the use and management of routine research laboratory technology
- Knowledge of new and specialized research laboratory technologies and techniques
- Knowledge in international accreditation standards and their implementation (ISO/IEC and GCLP)
- Experience in implementing change management as it pertains to ensuring quality improvement and laboratory practices and safety
- Good knowledge of cold chain of custody sample management
- Knowledge of procurement sources and storage procedures for laboratory consumables and equipment
- Experience in the safe shipment of biological samples
- Keenness to train and impart knowledge
- Previous experience working in capacity development in Africa and developing world
- IATA shipping training
- Training in quality management systems and processes as they pertain to research and clinical laboratory environments
- Excellent written and spoken English, record keeping, communication and supervising skills
- Knowledge of medical audits and basic computer skills
- Ability to deal sensitively with patients and ability to work well in a multi disciplinary team
- Willingness to work flexi time and be on the on call roll
- proven experience of managing staff
- Ability to work well in a multi disciplinary team
- Interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics

NOTE: THE POST WILL BE FOR 3 YEARS AND EXTENDABLE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT

THE SALARY WILL BE IN OCCUPATIONAL GROUP D2/D3 AT A MINIMUM TOTAL SALARY PACKAGE OF 360,180 – 442,934 DALASIS PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX FOR D2 OCCUPATIONAL GROUP AND THIS CONVERTS TO $12,000 – 14,760 PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX USING THE CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE. FOR D3 OCCUPATIONAL GROUP 443,819 – 526,548 DALASIS PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX EQUIVALENT TO $14,784 – $17,551 PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Contact the human resources office for an application form and a copy of the job of the description and person specification for the post. Completed application forms with photocopies of credentials should be returned before 20th August, 2012 to:

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE,
VACANCY FOR: LABORATORY MANAGER (MRC BASE),
MRC UNIT, FAJARA,
P.O. BOX 273,
BANJUL, THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA
EMAIL: hr@mrc.gm
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