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Job Title: Clinical Trial Coordinator/Clinician

Company: Medical Research Council Unit (MRC)

Location: Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety


The MRC Unit, The Gambia is undertaking a randomised clinical trial that will examine the effects of administering a pneumococcal-conjugate vaccine either to expectant mothers at between 28 and 34 weeks gestation, or to newborn infants, shortly following birth, on pneumococcal carriage (as a surrogate of pneumococcal disease) in early life. The two groups will be compared to the routine 2, 3 and 4 month infant schedule currently recommended by WHO and used in The Gambia.


Essential requirements: – MBBS or equivalent primary medical qualification. – Part 2 FWACP, equivalent medical qualification or relevant post graduate degree with significant experience in Clinical Trials. – Previous work on clinical trials of vaccines or drugs following GCP requirements. – Thorough understanding of GCP and relevant clinical trials regulations (e.g. EMA, FDA etc) and ability to apply and interpret them appropriately to the setting in The Gambia. – Practical experience of health research in developing countries. – Experience in managing staff. – Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. – Excellent organisational skills. – High degree of attention to detail Enthusiastic and committed team player and team motivator. – Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team. – A flexible and well-organised approach to work and an ability to meet deadlines. – Willingness to be on-call and work outside the normal working hours. – Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access).


Desirable: – Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. – Ability to work on databases and statistical packages. – Experience of cold-chain management. – Experience in recruiting expectant mothers to clinical trials.

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