Clinical Trial Coordinator/Clinician at Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit, The Gambia

Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit, The Gambia - We are the leading research centre in sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out internationally competitive research into tropical medicine for over 50 years. Our current research agenda focuses on three themes: Disease Control & Elimination; Nutrition; Vaccines & Immunity. Looking towards the future. we are aiming to push forward into new and challenging areas reflecting changes in national and global health priorities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title:Clinical Trial Coordinator/ClinicianJob SummaryThe Disease Control & Elimination Theme is undertaking a large multi-country trial to evaluate the impact of one oral dose of azithromycin given to women during labour on neonatal mortality and maternal & neonatal sepsis. This trial is the continuation of a former smaller trial that showed a strong effect of the same intervention on maternal and neonatal bacterial colonization.We are looking for a Clinical Trial Coordinator/Clinician with significant experience on Clinical Trials in developing countries with the capacity to coordinate a large clinical team in The Gambia and Burkina Faso.The post-holder will support the principal investigator in all aspects of the trial management.S/he will oversee the daily conduct of the trial in The Gambia, supervise the data entry into the CRFs, supervise the management of Serious Adverse Events when they occur and manage the trial team of Clinicians, Nurses and Field Assistants.S/he will be the focal point for communication with the sponsor and the study team at the Burkina Faso site.

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