The satellite 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:
Overall specimen receipt
verification, processing and storage as well as Lab operations of all
NAIIS-related activities at the Satellite Laboratory
Lead, coordinate and facilitate all
activities related to specimen transfer and quality assurance
Coordinate and facilitate the
transport of specimens from the field to satellite/mobile laboratories
Liaise with the field lab technician
to ensure that field testing activities and transport of specimen from
field to the satellite lab are conducted as per respective SOP
Ensure blood samples are shipped
from the satellite to the central laboratory in a timely manner to maintain
Ensure that lab staff receive and
accession each specimen into a Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) and
process as per EPHIA standard operating procedure
Monitor the entire quality system
from Pre-examination, examination and post-examination which will include,
occurrence management, daily/weekly reviews of QC documentation,
troubleshooting both equipment and QC failures
Monitor and ensure optimal
laboratory environmental conditions are maintained to ensure quality of
Supervise, coordinate and schedule
laboratory technicians at satellite/mobile lab and ensure optimal human
resource is at hand to accomplish NAIIS testing
Assess and monitor competency of all
satellite lab technicians to ensure quality of results
The satellite 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 3 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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