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Health and Safety Advisor

MRC Laboratories, The Gambia - Biological Safety Office

Location: The Gambia - The Gambia
Salary: D49,011 or £737.27 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022
 

We are looking for a Health and Safety Advisor to assist the Unit’s Biological Safety Office in the management of health and safety issues relating to biological agents/materials including those associated with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Essential requirements:

  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences or other relevant area.
  • Significant experience working in biological safety or biomedical laboratory.
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology, microbiology and general biomedical laboratory methods, procedures, latest techniques, facilities & equipment and good microbiological practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all relevant local and international laws, legislation and regulations, and standards for the use of biological agents.
  • Knowledge of the transportation of biological materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • The willingness and flexibility to manage and respond quickly and efficiently to unanticipated requests.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team as well as a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collegially with a diverse clientele daily.
  • The ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work assignments.
  • The ability to develop and deliver training programmes.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel to upcountry sites when required.
  • Willingness to work flexibly as required.

Desirable:

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
  • Good understanding of health and safety management procedures relating to biological safety.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite.

The salary will be paid in Grade 3, 26 Points of MRCG at LSHTM’s payscale at a net monthly salary of 49, 011 Dalasi. This converts to a minimum take home pay of $980 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate.

Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.

For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.

To apply, please visit www.mrc.gm to download an application form and job description.

We cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.

Completed application forms and documents should be emailed to recruitment@mrc.gm.

The appointment is for 3 years initially and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st August 2022.

MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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