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An interesting opportunity is available for a post-doctoral scientist to head the Malaria Diagnostics Laboratory at MRCG Fajara. The post-holder will manage the Malaria laboratory, supporting both the externally funded projects operating through the platform as well as conducting research on method development and optimisation to ensure that the platform exploits novel technologies to strengthen its research portfolio.


(a)     PhD in Biological or Biomedical Science.

(b)     Significant experience of conducting molecular parasitology research.

(c)     At least 3 years’ experience in research management.

(d)     Ability to simultaneously manage different streams of laboratory investigations and to effectively co-supervise a team ensuring timely delivery of output to platform users.

(e)     Excellent communication skills including scientific discussion and writing evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

(f)     Demonstrated ability to conduct demanding laboratory work in a productive and disciplined manner.

(g)     Good budgetary and cost management skills.

(h)     Ability to work co-operatively in a diverse team.

(i)     Experience with computer-based analyses and presentation of experimental data.


(j)     Willingness to work outside working hours.

(k)     Knowledge of IS015189 and/or good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP).

An attractive salary will be paid in MRCG’s Grade 1, 40 Points at a minimum take home pay of 132,287 Dalasi per month. This is equivalent to $2, 814 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 for dependents, contribution to school fees for children and shipment of personal effects.

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 27th December 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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