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JOB DESCRIPTION

Lab Technicians, Foundation for Innovation New Diagnostics (FIND), India

1. POSITIONS VACANT:  Lab Technicians (LT); Multiple vacancies, based at different laboratories being strengthened by FIND India.

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), is a leading not-for-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, that enables the development and delivery of much-needed diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases including, tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, hepatitis C, HIV, leishmaniasis, buruli ulcer and chagas disease.

FIND acts as a bridge between experts in technology development, policy and clinical care, reducing barriers to innovation and effective implementation of diagnostic solutions in low- and middle-income countries.

FIND has active collaborations with more than 100 partners, including research institutes, academia, health ministries and disease control programmes, commercial partners, the World Health Organization, bilateral and multilateral organizations and clinical trial sites.

Over the past 12 years, FIND has supported the development of 11 new diagnostic tests that address diseases of poverty. FIND has also established critical resources for the development of many other tests, including specimen banks, critical reagents, product profiles and policy briefs that provide better visibility on pressing diagnostic needs. FIND’s work in these areas reflects a willingness to address market entry barriers for diagnostics globally.

Represented in India through a Liaison Office at New Delhi, FIND has recently registered as a not-for-profit company under Section 8 of the Companies Act. The organization is presently engaged in the development of new diagnostic techniques for TB, HIV, Hepatitis C, Malaria and neglected tropical diseases, across the world and specifically for MDR-TB in India.

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.finddx.org/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

The LT will report administratively, on a day-to-day basis to the Director and Head of the concerned TB Lab and shall functionally be under the direct supervision of the TB Lab-in-Charge.

The LT will primarily assist the Lab- in-Charge in the implementation of WHO approved newer TB diagnostics, including diagnosis of drug resistance.

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Performance of LPA and LC tests on patient specimens at the lab, in a timely manner;
(2) Managing clinical and laboratory aspects of the lab and ensuring collection, recording and reporting of clean, quality, data;
(3) Acquiring expertise in approved newer diagnostics tests such as LPA, LC and RS;
(4) Implementing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for TB laboratories, including SOPs for specific aspects of LPA, LC and RS and specifications for equipment, infection control, etc, to ensure Good Laboratory Practices (GLP);
(5) Providing support to the Lab-in-Charge for all laboratory operations including regular MIS functioning, maintenance of all lab equipments, logistics of various lab consumables, etc.;
(6) Conducting day to day lab activities connected with the newer TB diagnostics, ensuring quality control;
(7) Assisting the lab in-charge in providing monthly / quarterly and annual reports in the prescribed formats;
(8) Urgently reporting all adverse events in laboratory functioning to the Lab in-Charge and FIND India Technical Team;
(9) Liaising and facilitating the FIND India Technical Team on all technical matters relating to laboratory functioning, in consultation with the Lab-in-Charge;
(10) Undertaking any other job assigned by state authorities and the FIND India technical team, as per project need.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Qualifications:

Applicant must meet the following qualification requirements:

(1) Bachelor Degree in Science with a specialization in Microbiology/ Biotechnology or higher qualification; OR
(2) Diploma in Medical Lab Technology.

Experience:

(1) Applicants with Diploma in Medical Lab Technology must possess a minimum of three years work experience in TB Culture and DST or Rapid TB diagnostics;
(2) Candidates with experience in Rapid TB diagnostics shall be given preference.

Skills and Attitude:

(1) Good oral and written communication skills;
(2) Strong team orientation;
(3) Ability to work independently, with minimum handholding and supervision;
(4) Energetic, resilient and passionate;
(5) Professional, mature and confident.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross compensation budgeted for the position on a cost to organization (CTO) basis is Rs.1.80 lacs per annum. Please note that gross compensation is fully taxable.

(Note: Candidates shall be working on the payroll of SAMS, a leading HR Agency for the health and development sectors in India).

6. NATURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The selected candidate shall be initially offered till October 31, 2017 consultancy contract, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

7. LOCATION:

Vacancies for LTs exist at multiple locations, details of which are available at www.sams.co.in

8. REFERENCE:

LT-FIND

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.,
1/1B (Ground Floor), Choudhary Hetram House,
Bharat Nagar, New Friends Colony, New Delhi -110 025
Phone: 011+4165 3612; 26842162; 41011564, 41011565
Email: lt-find@sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to courier or email their applications to the above address or email id. Applicants are urged to fill the ‘online’ application form provided at http://www.sams.co.in/forms/onlineapplicationfind.htm . Candidates who are unable to fill the ‘online’ form may alternately download the standard form available at http://sams.co.in/JAF-FIND-LabStaff.doc  and mail it to the email id mentioned above, on completion.