Chief Research Technologist: Laboratory Lead – HIDRU – 3 year contract

Job Detail

  • Job ID 177319
  • Offered Salary The salary will be negotiated in line with qualifications and relevant work experience.
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference REFERENCE NUMBER (R506A)
  • Centre (DURBAN OFFICE)
  • Enquiries
    HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648
  • Where to submit application
    https://www.samrc.ac.za/job-opportunities
  • Notes
    PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R506A) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION.

Job Description

The South African Medical Research Council, HIV and Other Infectious Diseases Research Unit requires a qualified and experienced Laboratory Lead to oversee laboratory functioning at their 6 onsite laboratories and central laboratory facilities. The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge of the functioning of clinical trial laboratories. They should have technical and scientific knowledge and management experience with research and diagnostic laboratories. Responsibilities: Management of central laboratory, central biorepository and site laboratories Prepare all areas of the laboratory for audits ie. SAHPRA, SANAS, GCLP, FDA To oversee internal compliancy checks and corrective action Management of multiple laboratory projects and studies Laboratory set up for new studies, new analyzers, new tests and methods Development and maintenance of service level agreements with contracted laboratories Development and review of laboratory SOPs Oversee the laboratory EQA and IQA program Management of laboratory staff Laboratory risk management Laboratory safety management Laboratory asset management Laboratory stock management Laboratory document management, Laboratory supply chain management, To provide training and support to laboratory staff Core Requirements: B. Tech in Biomedical Technology – Clinical Pathology, or equivalent 4-year qualification in Laboratory Science / Biomedical Science or similar relevant qualification or higher Registered with the HPCSA (Medical Technologist: Clinical Pathology) 5 years laboratory experience 5 years clinical trial experience 1-2 years management leadership responsibilities/ experience Experience with SANAS ISO15189 audit requirements – certificate required Computer literate on Microsoft Excel; Word, PowerPoint Advantageous: Masters/PhD in laboratory science within HIV or other infectious diseases Certification in GCLP and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Certification A valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Previous Laboratory management experience within a clinical trial setting Experience with Laboratory audits, e.g. SANAS, FDA, GCLP etc Attributes: • Able to work independently with minimum supervision Able to meet strict deadlines Able to work under pressure and multi-task. Be a team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills Excellent English, both verbal and written Be pro-active, self-motivated, and energetic Be flexible, adaptable, and innovative

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