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CENTRAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST NEEDED AT THE MARYLAND GLOBAL CORPORATION NIGERIA ( MGIC)

BACKGROUND: The Maryland Global Corporation Nigeria ( MGIC) an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore is a Non- Governmental Organization funded by the US Government through the Center for Disease Control(CDC). The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria indicator and Impact Survey(NAIIS) is a population -based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV specific indicator, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment program to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV program.

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR CENTRAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST

Through a contract with the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) implements The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). The NAIIS program assists Nigeria to implement household-based surveys for HIV/AIDS, HepB & C and CD4 testing for population-based survey.

The NAIIS program seeks to fill a Central Laboratory Specialist position to support the survey. The position is based at central laboratories location in FCT Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

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 HIV, DNA PCR for EID, HIV DR test.
  • Ensure laboratory specimen data are correctly captured in the study database and assist with routine data analysis;
  • 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 laboratories.
  • Liaise with NAIIS laboratory Advisor periodically.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters 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.

DURATION: One Year with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds.

HOW TO APPLY: Kindly fill the form on the link: https://goo.gl/forms/nvRjHCZdYUvqkuq52

CLOSING DATE: 19th March 2018

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