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Scientific Expert - Clinical (DRC, Kinshasa)

DRC, Kinshasa Office

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The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) has been active in  DRC since more than 20 years and is involved in capacity building projects to improve research in public health, clinical sciences, and biomedical sciences. Through longstanding partnerships with Congolese institutions, ITM was involved in research activities related to the emerging infectious diseases, like Ebola, mpox and neglected tropical diseases like sleeping sickness.

ITM has been reinforcing its presence in DRC since 2020 with the establishment of an ITM DRC office, including a team of scientists.

Your role

The mission of the Clinical Expert is mainly to supervise and facilitate the implementation of clinical research projects supported by ITM in collaboration with two partner institutions: Centre de Recherche en Santé de Kimpese (CRSK) and Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB).

  • You develop, support and evaluate technological and/or scientific activities within ITM/ with clinical research partners to provide methods, techniques and processes for scientific activities: with main focus on emerging infectious diseases including the research on clinical management of fever in DRC

  • You coordinate and support scientific research , project(s) and/or programme(s) related to various clinical research projects to achieve the objectives within the agreed timelines and budget.

  • You report on scientific and technological results to make scientific knowledge and insights available to peers and scientists and receive feedback.

  • You organise training, mentoring and coaching of fellows and staff from partner institutions in DRC to achieve learning objectives, support, and optimize the performance of activities.

  • You stay up to date with evolutions in the area of tropical diseases in Africa to support ongoing projects and transform them into viable initiatives for the benefit of the ITG/partners. Read up on other clinical topics according to needs within specific projects.

  • You report directly to the ITM DRC country representative for management issues and to the Senior Scientist(s) involved in DRC and Project promotors (based at ITM, Antwerp) for content issues.

  • You liaise between project supervisors in ITM DRC, ITM Antwerp and partner institutions

  • You are responsible for organising all health linked issues (first-aid logistics and actions, health procedures, sanitary evacuation,.…) for the expats within the DRC office  

  • You will be based in DRC, Kinshasa, with travel to Kimpese and Goma as needed

Your profile

  • You are an MD

  • You have strong conceptual and organisational skills.

  • You preferably have working experience in Central and/or Southern Africa, working experience in DRC will be an asset.

  • You speak and write fluently French (mandatory) and English; knowledge of Dutch is an asset.

  • You work independently but are a good team player

  • You have the ability and willingness to work in DRC.

  • You have excellent organization skills.


 The ITM is an open and international employer where staff, students and researchers work on new international health challenges. We strive for excellence, integrity, specificity and efficiency. Your assignment contributes to our mission. We value human dignity and diversity, academic creativity and a critical spirit, solidarity and cooperation, and the well-being of employees, students, patients and clients. Together we ensure a pleasant working atmosphere with attention to work-life balance and opportunities for training. We offer you:

  •   A fixed-term (2 years) full-time contract, renewable.

  • Starting date: as soon as possible.

  • A salary set according to the pay scales of ITM and to your work experience with supplementary benefits, such as private pension scheme, reimbursement of transport,  meal voucher subscription and expat package.

  • An exciting role in a challenging project, with room for initiative and creativity.

  • A pleasant working atmosphere in a dynamic team and an international setting.

  • The position is based in the DR of the Congo

Excited about this position?

Excited about this post? Send your application (CV + motivation) via the link on our website before June 15th, 2023.

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