Job: Scientific Officer

Title Scientific Officer
Salary Grade 3, 24 Points
End Date Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Location Farafenni or Keneba
Job Information

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of a Scientific Officer to work on the ETVAX Trial. The post-holder will be based at Farafenni or Keneba as required. S/he will be required to assist in the performance of all the laboratory investigations (bacteriological and Immunological) of the project and assist with the smooth running of the project.

Essential requirements

  • First degree in a relevant field of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Atleast 1 year experience in a medical research laboratory post qualification.
  • Significant experience supervising staff, ensuring that high standards are maintained at all times.
  • Experience in medical bacteriology and/or immunology post qualification.
  • Experience in isolation and identification of bacterial cultures
  • Good knowledge in cataloguing and transportation of biological samples. Training in quality management systems (e.g. GCLP, ISO15189) and processes as they pertain to research and/or clinical laboratory environments.
  • Good communication skills including scientific discussion and writing.
  • Experience with computer-based analyses and presentation of experimental data.


  • Demonstrated ability to conduct demanding laboratory work in a productive and disciplined manner.
  • Willingness to work outside working hours.
  • Ability to work co-operatively in a diverse team.

The salary attached to the post is Grade 3, 24 Points of MRC Unit The Gambia at the LSHTM’s payscale.

The appointment will be for 2 years and subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

To apply, please download the application form the job description.

Completed application forms and documents should be emailed to 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st December 2019.

MRC Unit The Gambia at the LSHTM is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.