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Biomedical Technologist – Ref: BT/HV/30/11/17 – 1 - Lusaka, 1 - Livingstone

It’s a complicated process, but Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is uniquely positioned to guide it. Using our strong technical expertise and years of experience in the field, our strong relationships with the Zambian government, and our ability to leverage funding from multiple international donors, we are uniquely positioned to identify and address health problems in the country and the African region. The CIDRZ approach is effective. We conduct intensive needs assessments to understand the ongoing challenges for the local health systems. We engage relevant partners to design and implement realistic solutions. We monitor our progress towards improved health outcomes, both at the individual and population level. The interplay between each step is critical and the result is a continuous loop that allows us to take past experiences to inform future decisions. Through this process, we have steadily expanded access to care and improved healthcare quality across a range of services. In addition, because our sole focus is on Zambia, we have a nuanced understanding of health systems on the ground and are able to nimbly respond to priorities identified by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health.

Responsibilities

Biomedical Technologist – Ref: BT/HV/30/11/17 – 1 - Lusaka, 1 - Livingstone

The Biomedical Scientists/Technologists are trained for personal adherence to all laboratory and project policies and regulations which are included in the laboratory manual and any other documentation

The Biomedical Scientist/Technologist shall strictly work under the supervision of the bench supervisor and/or certified bench staff and will be held to a high standard of performance in his/her duties

Accurate, precise and proficient performance in the range of tests required by various projects and protocols for their assigned bench or protocol

They will ensure that all quality control and quality assurance is performed and documented before any patient testing is done. Also to ensure that the specimen movement and documentation of specimens is done according to protocol and any unusual observations are promptly discussed with the Bench Supervisor. Will ensure that all specimens and documentations are accounted for during specimen movement and that no loss/damage of specimen or documentation is incurred during this movement. Ensure proper adherence to protocols of the Lab and study at all times

Follow the correct data entry procedures for the Lab Data Management System (LDMS) and the Lab Information Management System (LIMS). Ensure confidentiality at all times concerning participant and project data and information. A confidentiality document will be signed by the Laboratory Technologist in order to maintain confidentiality within the project. General Lab maintenance and backup

This would include: (a) Day to day tasks of keeping the laboratory in a clean and orderly state, using the required solutions and materials specified by the Lab protocol or Lab Supervisor. (b) To abide by the Lab Health and safety rules and regulations be wearing correct safety attire and using the correct equipment to carry out Job(s). (c) Lab test preparation and solution making. (d) Specimen aliquoting and storage as required by protocol.

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma in Bio-Medical Sciences or Recognized equivalent

Registration with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia

In possession of a Valid Practicing License

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting the reference number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

The CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka.

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