Position: Laboratory Scientist
Overview: Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and nonacademic institutions to address the problems of Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and services for improving the lives of people.
In Dar es Salaam, MDH supports the Government of Tanzania through the Municipal councils of Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni, Ubungo and Kigamboni in implementation of the program on HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment and monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). In order to strengthen the care and treatment of PLWHA in Dar es Salaam, MDH seeks to employ ONE laboratory scientist for Temeke Specialized Laboratory. Laboratory scientist is expected to be a self-motivated individual who will be involved on daily laboratory testing activities for HIV drug resistance and viral load, setting and monitoring progress of laboratory program targets towards accreditation. He/She will be responsible to the laboratory Supervisor.
Read, understand, and implement SOPs for molecular analysis of HIV drug resistance and viral load
Performs daily QC checks on all laboratory processes and procedures for accurate and reliable test results
Perform pre-analytical procedures on all specimens received including but limited to inspections, registration, separation, and storage.
Perform testing in molecular biology to determine level of HIV drug resistance and amount of HIV virus.
Perform results analysis and interpretation and indicate in case of critical/panic results
Prepare samples for shipping according to SOPs
Document daily operation, recalibration, preventive maintenance services, repair of machines/analyzers using operation, reagents, calibration, maintenance and corrective action logs
Troubleshoot minor technical faults in machines using operation manual, document the action, and report to laboratory supervisor
Analyze PT samples/panels received for external quality control program and submit them within deadline
Checking and completing all the laboratory results in the Laboratory Information System or register book before validation/verification by a laboratory supervisor
Archive all the source documents after testing in the appropriate files
Prepare summary reports of the machines/analyzers at the end of every week and month
Any duty deemed necessary by the lab supervisor including but not limited to training of junior technicians and students
Observe all the quality requirements to fully support the laboratory towards accreditation
Bachelor degree in molecular biology / and or biotechnology
At least one-year experience of working in the HIV drug resistance laboratory settings
Additional laboratory quality management training will also be considered
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit their application letters, CVs, Certified photocopies of certificates and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of two references.
Applications should be submitted by 4th February, 2019 to the CEO through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or through P.O. Box 79810 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Please note; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.