Vacancy for Laboratory Manager
DGU Consult
Gambia, Nigeria
3d ago

Job Summary : LABORATORY MANAGER

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Based at MRC bases
  • Responsible for daily management of the bases field station’s research laboratory providing technical and managerial support to the various research projects hosted at the site
  • Develop processes towards a steady programme of quality improvement and change management to ensure that all related laboratory practices meet the MRC guidelines and accepted international standards
  • REQUIREMENTS :

  • BSC / MSC in biomedical sciences or related field
  • At least 5 years experience in active work in a research laboratory environment
  • At least 3 years experience in a laboratory management role
  • Experience in the use and management of routine research laboratory technology
  • Knowledge of new and specialized research laboratory technologies and techniques
  • Knowledge in international accreditation standards and their implementation (ISO / IEC and GCLP)
  • Experience in implementing change management as it pertains to ensuring quality improvement and laboratory practices and safety
  • Good knowledge of cold chain of custody sample management
  • Knowledge of procurement sources and storage procedures for laboratory consumables and equipment
  • Experience in the safe shipment of biological samples
  • Keenness to train and impart knowledge
  • Previous experience working in capacity development in Africa and developing world
  • IATA shipping training
  • Training in quality management systems and processes as they pertain to research and clinical laboratory environments
  • Excellent written and spoken English, record keeping, communication and supervising skills
  • Knowledge of medical audits and basic computer skills
  • Ability to deal sensitively with patients and ability to work well in a multi disciplinary team
  • Willingness to work flexi time and be on the on call roll
  • proven experience of managing staff
  • Ability to work well in a multi disciplinary team
  • Interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics
  • NOTE : THE POST WILL BE FOR 3 YEARS AND EXTENDABLE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT

    THE SALARY WILL BE IN OCCUPATIONAL GROUP D2 / D3 AT A MINIMUM TOTAL SALARY PACKAGE OF 360,180 442,934 DALASIS PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX FOR D2 OCCUPATIONAL GROUP AND THIS CONVERTS TO $12,000 14,760 PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX USING THE CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE.

    FOR D3 OCCUPATIONAL GROUP 443,819 526,548 DALASIS PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX EQUIVALENT TO $14,784 $17,551 PER ANNUAL AFTER TAX

    METHOD OF APPLICATION

    Contact the human resources office for an application form and a copy of the job of the description and person specification for the post.

    Completed application forms with photocopies of credentials should be returned before 20th August, 2012 to :

    HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE,

    VACANCY FOR : LABORATORY MANAGER (MRC BASE),

    P.O. BOX 273,

    BANJUL, THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

    EMAIL : hr mrc.gm

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