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Manager at Keneba Laboratory

An interesting opportunity is available for a Biomedical Scientist to head the Keneba Field Station Laboratory. The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Keneba Field Station Laboratories and for providing technical and managerial support to research projects at the site. S/he will provide on-site leadership for implementation of GCLP compliance of the Keneba laboratory.

The post-holder will be based in Keneba, the largest village in West Kiang in the Lower River Region and is located about 170 kilometres from the coast with limited local facilities, including schooling. Free-furnished residential accommodation will be provided in Keneba with uninterrupted power and water supply.

Position: Manager, Keneba Laboratory

Essential requirements:

  • MSc in the Biological Sciences (or related field) or equivalent from an accredited University.
  • Significant experience of active work in a research laboratory environment post qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years- experience in a laboratory management role.
  • Experience in the use and management of routine and research laboratory technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new and specialized laboratory technologies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in international accreditation standards and their implementation (e.g. GCLP, ISO 15189).
  • Good working knowledge of training laboratory-based staff and developing competency based training plans.
  • Computer literate (e.g. Microsoft Office applications).

Desirable:

  • Substantial previous experience working in capacity development in Africa and/or the developing world.
  • IATA Shipping Training.
  • Experience in the safe shipment of biological samples.
  • Experience in implementing change management as it pertains to ensuring quality improvement around laboratory practices and safety.
  • Training in quality management systems and processes as they pertain to research and/or clinical laboratory environments.
  • Good working knowledge of cold chain and chain of custody sample management.
  • Good working knowledge of procurement sources and storage procedures for laboratory consumables and equipment.
  • Keenness to train and impart knowledge.
  • Good organizational and staff management skills with the ability to co-supervise staff with other managers.
  • Experience of working with people from different disciplines and cultures.

An attractive salary will be paid in MRCG’s Grade 2, 32 Points at a minimum take home pay of 68, 775 Dalasi per month. This is equivalent to $1, 528 per month using the prevailing USD/Dalasi exchange rate. Please note the salary will be paid in Dalasi and the USD/Dalasi exchange rate is only given as a guide using the prevailing exchange rate.

For displaced staff the package will include, rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowances, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.

How to Apply:

To apply, please visit www.mrc.gm to download an application form and job description. Completed application forms and documents should be emailed to recruitment@mrc.gm. The appointment is up to 31st March 2021 and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30th September, 2017.

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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