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Research Fellow

Medical Research Council

Salary:  £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 December 2018
Reference:  MRC-MRC-2018-05

Established in 1947, the Medical Research Council in The Gambia has an international reputation for ground-breaking research into some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the tropics. The overall goal of the Unit is to improve the health of people in developing countries by aiming for excellence in research, healthcare and training. 

The Vaccines & Immunity Theme, led by Professor Beate Kampmann is one of the scientific themes in the MRCG Unit and has a large research program in childhood tuberculosis with partners throughout Africa.

A clinically qualified Research Fellow is being sought to assist with the coordination of a Global Challenges Research Fund grant, further develop our implementation strategies to improve diagnosis and management of childhood tuberculosis (TB), facilitate the coordination of the ongoing research partnership which involves overseeing recruitment of children to ongoing research studies as well as oversight of laboratory work and data collection.  The post-holder will be expected to develop independent but complimentary areas of research in the field of childhood tuberculosis in order to begin to attract independent funding. 

The successful candidate will be a clinician-scientist with a PhD in infectious diseases subject, preferably tuberculosis; experience in the management of children with tuberculosis; experience of working in Africa; track record of research in Global Health; proven publication track record. Advanced knowledge in statistical methods and data analyses would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The successful candidate will be based at the LSHTM in London but will be required to have close links and collaborations with the team based at the MRC Unit in The Gambia and our overseas partners in Mali, Nigeria and Tanzania (financial support will be provided for this required). 

The post is full-time and funded until 31st March 2021. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 - £44,634, per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the MRCG terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.  

Applications should be made online via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference MRC-MRC-2018-05.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

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