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Flow Cytometry & Immunology Facility Manager (The Gambia)

Medical Research Council

Salary:  £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 09 August 2021
Reference:  MRC-MRC-2021-04

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia is one of the largest scientific research centres in sub-Saharan Africa, with an international reputation for ground-breaking research into some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the tropics. Our overall goal is to improve the health of people in developing countries by aiming for excellence in research, healthcare and training. Our research program spans basic scientific research, clinical studies, epidemiological studies and intervention trials, and translational research. The field and laboratory-based work draws on excellent research and clinical facilities and attracts international funding. 

The Unit, led by Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, receives an MRC core investment grant every 5 years, following the review of past activities and future plans. In addition, all research activities are supported by external grants from a variety of sources. The Unit has a turnover of in excess of £22m per annum and employs about 1400 staff. 

The postholder will provide professional, effective, and efficient management, technical and administrative service for the Flow Cytometry and Immunology facility ensuring high quality support to Unit scientific research. The post holder will have direct responsibility for the day-to-day running and maintenance of complex equipment to ensure a comprehensive, high quality service to users and would be expected to provide specialist technical expertise in the field of flow cytometry and in other aspects of immunological analysis including ELISA, ELISpot and luminex.

A PhD qualification in a relevant subject is required. In addition, experience of conducting training in flow cytometry and overseeing an active flow cytometry facility would be required.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 7 in the range £46,704 - £53,465 per annum (inclusive). The post is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions of service and is offered initially for 3 years. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the pension scheme is available. Free-furnished residential accommodation is provided and a package of overseas allowances is available. The post is available immediately.

Applications should be made on-line 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-2021-04.

The supporting statement section should set out succinctly how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. 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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