Research Fellowship for LSHTM Medical Research Council in The Gambia 2018

Research Fellowship for LSHTM Medical Research Council in The Gambia 2018


Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Research Fellowship for LSHTM Medical Research Council in The Gambia 2018… Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

LSHTM Medical Research Council

Research Fellowship for LSHTM Medical Research Council in The Gambia 2018

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine MRC Unit in The Gambia is seeking applications for its Research Fellow vacancy. Apply today.

  • Award Providers: LSHTM
  • Type: Job, Research
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Value of Award: Salary: £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
  • Duration of Programme: The post is full-time and funded until June 2022.

Programme Description: A Research Fellow with a focus on clinical epidemiology is required to support the PI in the coordination of the Pneumococcal Vaccine Schedules (PVS) study. The post-holder will be based in Basse, a town of 30,000 in the Upper River Region situated about 400 kilometres from the coast with limited local facilities, including schooling. Free-furnished residential accommodation will be provided, and for displaced staff, the package will include overseas allowances, flights and other benefits.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for coordination of the day-to-day implementation of the PVS study, a clinical trial that will enrol approximately 40,000 infants over 4 years, conduct disease surveillance for a population of 45,000 children aged under 5 years, collect nasopharyngeal swabs from all children with clinical pneumonia, conduct population surveys of pneumococcal carriage and individual contact patterns as well as undertaking economic analyses, mathematical modelling and investigations of the issues health systems may face if a 1+1 schedule were used.

The post-holder, who will be responsible to the PI, will coordinate the project consisting of more than 70 staff and will ensure that the clinical, field, laboratory, data, administrative and other aspects are managed efficiently. They will communicate and coordinate effectively both with MRCG at LSHTM and Government staff contributing to the project.


Eligibility: The successful candidate will hold an MSc in Epidemiology or an MPH and will have experience in pneumonia or bacterial or pneumococcal disease research. With significant experience working in a research institute, you will have experience of the coordination of epidemiological studies or randomized trials, and experience of data analysis. You will have experience working on projects and a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

Application Description

Application Form – How to Apply:

  • 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-2018-02
  • 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.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 1st September 2018

  • Interview Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Reference:  MRC-MRC-2018-02

Important Notes: 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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