The MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is a Leading Centre of excellence in Medical Research. We have a well equipped Biomedical Engineering Department that is fully responsible for the management and in-house maintenance of over 1,700 clinical and laboratory biomedical technologies, with a total asset value of over £4 million.

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Biomedical Engineering Department. The post-holder will ensure that the Unit has an effective biomedical technology management program for all laboratory and clinical equipment at all field stations and project sites and sustainability of our research and clinical laboratories.


Essential Requirements:

BSc/MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other suitable engineering graduate degree from an accredited institute.

Membership in a suitable Professional Institution (IEEE, IET, ACCE, etc.).

Post-Graduate Training in Health Technology Management (HTM).

Previous experience managing biomedical technology and staff at health and/or research facility.

Demonstrated experience working in a managerial position providing biomedical engineering support services to a medium-sized organisation.

Technical knowledge of laboratory and clinical technologies (e.g., flow cytometers, genetics technology, diagnostic imaging equipment, chemistry and haematology analysers, etc.).


Professional engineering designation or ability to acquire during the post-holders contract.

Experience of working with a cross-cultural range of staff and developing training plans and strategies to meet their unique capacity development needs.

An attractive salary will be paid in MRCG’s Grade 2, 37 Points at a minimum take home pay of 94, 249 Dalasi per month. This is equivalent to $2, 005 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 31 March 2021 and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st July, 2018.

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.