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Regional Laboratory Coordinator (Expiration 20/06/2019)

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Laboratory Advisor, the Regional Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the satellite laboratory component of the PHIA within Zimbabwe. The Regional Laboratory Coordinator will also work closely with the survey partners to ensure that laboratory samples are correctly collected, processed, and transported in a timely manner.

This is a grant funded, 6 months contract which may or may not be renewed depending on need.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • To manage and control the laboratory protocol and services as required in the implementation of the ZIMPHIA Project at provincial level
  • Provide technical expertise, leadership, and mentoring to laboratory staff.
  • Ensure that laboratory samples are correctly collected, processed, and transported and that results are returned in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adherence to set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of all lab related aspects of the ZIMPHIA project.
  • Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures for the collection, processing and storage of other study-related lab specimens.
  • Ensure laboratory specimen data are correctly captured in PHIA database.
  • Liaise with the Logistics Officer, Warehouse controller for the timely movement of all laboratory supplies as planned.
  • Ensure proper storage of all survey electronic and paper based documentation
  • Ensure Non-conforming events have been resolved.
  • Supervise and coordinate standard laboratory activities.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

HBMLS or equivalent

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND OTHER SKILLS

  • Registered with the Health Professional Authority with a current practicing license.
  • Laboratory-based experience (at least 2 years)
  • Recent national HIV survey experience and managing practical laboratory information systems are an added advantage.
  • Strong organizational and good analytical laboratory skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications: MS Word, Excel, Internet, Email, etc.
  • Ability to function independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adhere to medical research ethics as provided
  • Ability to work flexible hours (day and night shifts) as required

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

This position will be based at selected satellite laboratories across the country. There is periodic domestic travel throughout Zimbabwe to support the coordination of ZIMPHIA activities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send an application letter and detailed CV by email with subject title “Regional Laboratory Coordinator” to ICAP-Jobs-Zimbabwe@cumc.columbia.edu.  Please do not submit certificates online. The closing date for receiving applications is 20 June 2019. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

NOTE: These are local hire positions and the successful candidates will be employees of ICAP in Zimbabwe and subject to the local terms and conditions of employment, which includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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