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Senior Technical Associate (Molecular Services) needed at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria

Job title : Senior Technical Associate (Molecular Services) jobs in Benue

Job Location : Benue

Deadline : April 16, 2023

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Job Task:

  • This position will report to the Molecular Lead and will coordinate all molecular activities in FMC Makurdi PCR Laboratory, Benue state.
  • S/She person will supervise molecular laboratory personnel, and regularly assess their performance and productivity to ensure VL/IVT testing is optimized.
  • The person will oversee specimen analysis, re-routing of specimens commodity and equipment management.  S/He will work with all facilities in the state linked to the PCR Laboratory to ensure adherence to guidelines for sample management.
  • S/He will oversee remote sample login and return of results to facilities.

Other duties

  • Manage and supervise the delivery of quality molecular services for HIV-VL, EID at FMC Makurdi PCR laboratory.
  • Oversee all laboratory procedures and analysis of clinical samples by molecular biology methods
  • Oversee data analysis, assay result interpretation, and proper maintenance and management of laboratory records
  • Oversee quality control/quality assurance activities, as well as reagent lot validation and inventory management
  • Will assist in the ordering of laboratory supplies to maintain proper inventory
  • Ensure staff demonstrate competency with pipetting and PCR techniques while performing complex molecular diagnostic techniques
  • Ensure routine preventative maintenance is performed on all molecular diagnostic and ancillary equipment
  • Ensure all molecular diagnostic protocols are followed and implemented
  • Follow up with daily reports on all lab tests
  • Follow up with feedback to Biomedical Engineers on equipment breakdown
  • Oversee Proficiency Testing at PCR labs and follow up with corrective actions
  • Monitor sample management and quality of samples received at the PCR Lab for testing
  • Follow up with proper storage of specimens for short and long term
  • Follow up with LIMS compliance network ,accurate computer data entry, and upload of patients’ results to NDR
  • Will ensure all laboratory procedures are performed in a timely manner
  • Plan re-routing of samples to a secondary PCR Lab for testing, in the event of delay in testing due to power failure or equipment breakdown
  • Provide guidance and will fully be involved in the procedures for PCR Lab accreditation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be a Medical laboratory Scientist or possess a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences; 
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ professional experience in Molecular Diagnostics;
  • Experience working with a PEPFAR supported organization is an advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft office applications, as well good understanding of LIMS applications;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work alone and as part of the team
  • Ability to multitask, manage time efficiently, negotiate and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who can think and act self-sufficiently

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