The Central Laboratory specialist will be responsible
for providing testing in the selected laboratory to measure the biomarkers
for the National population-based surveys. Specific duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate the development of
quality control materials and panels, shipment, distribution and analysis
for the survey
Conduct HIV Incidence test, HIV RNA,
and HIVDNA PCR for EID, HIV DR test
Ensure laboratory specimen data are
correctly captured in the study database and assist with routine data
Assist with the interpretation of
laboratory results from the NAIIS project and provide feedback on ways to
improve/streamline lab procedures and systems;
Assist the NAIIS team to develop
strategies to ensure timely reporting of results to study participants;
Ensure that lab staff receive and
accession each specimen into a Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) and
process as per NAIIS standard operating procedure
Coordinate and facilitate the
transport of specimens from the central laboratory to designated reference
Liaise with NAIIS laboratory Advisor
Master’s Degree in a relevant
scientific field strongly preferred
Proficiency in VL and EID testing
and specialized biomarkers for the survey
Minimum 2 years of related
experience in providing laboratory technical expertise in HIV surveys.
Ability to prioritize, act
independently, work under deadlines, and implement several tasks at once.
The central laboratory specialist
position is a position that requires 100% commitment in the laboratory and
will have shifts. It is expected that the laboratory specialist will
demonstrate competence in Quality Management System (QMS), Laboratory
Information Management system and Good Laboratory Practice.
A medical laboratory scientist,
medical laboratory technician, skilled in QMS and Data management.
Experience in working on the
laboratory bench for at least THREE years.
Experience in HIV program;
participation in proficiency testing is an advantage
Experience with population survey
will be an added advantage
Experience performing Quality
Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing
Ability to write clear and concise
summaries of reports for internal and external audiences
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills. Fluency in English required.
Ability to work for long hours
Ability to pay attention to details
Ability to work with your hands and
will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab
Ability to work as part of a
team as well and cooperate with team members in the field.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment
and routine equipment maintenance.
A systematic approach to tasks
and the ability to follow instructions and set procedures
A high level of flexibility in
performing the responsibilities of the position,
An indigene of the state or resident
in the state.
Application Closing Date
19th March, 2018.
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