Post-doctoral Molecular Microbiologist / Study Coordinator : Gambia

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Post-doctoral Molecular Microbiologist / Study Coordinator : Gambia

Post-doctoral Molecular Microbiologist / Study Coordinator
Medical Research Council, The Gambia Unit
Starting Salary: £ c.26k – c.32k (plus generous overseas allowances, accommodation, flights, health insurance cover and other benefits.)

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 has been organised around three themes: Child Survival, Disease Control & Elimination and Vaccinology.

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Scientist/Study Coordinator with a PhD in molecular microbiology & genomics with a basic science background, a record of publications in peer reviewed journals, practical experience of health research in developing countries and proven staff management experience.
As part of the Vaccinology Theme, you will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in projects aimed at understanding the effects of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the human microbiome. In addition, you will have excellent written and spoken English, excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills and a flexible well-organised approach to work with the ability to meet deadlines.
Experience in human microbiome research and experience of working in developing countries would be an advantage.

The appointment will be to 31st December 2015.

Full details on the post can be found at For further information about MRC UK visit and for MRC Gambia

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and abilities we are looking for, please contact the Human Resources Office ( for an application form and a copy of the job description and person specification. Telephone enquiries can be made on +220 4495442/6 extension 1001.

Completed application forms together with a detailed CV and a covering letter should be sent to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%68%72%40%6d%72%63%2e%67%6d%22%3e%68%72%40%6d%72%63%2e%67%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) quoting reference GAM 17.

Closing date: 15th July 2014.