FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Laboratory Specialist
Plans, conducts and reports assessments, audits, and accreditation-ready inspections of clinical laboratories performing services to FHI 360 research and programs. Prepares reports and leads the follow-up of those visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives. Further assist with laboratory capacity building initiatives within the APRO and African region through preparing and delivering trainings. Co-ordinate and facilitate the clinical laboratory quality improvement program including preparing laboratories for ISO 15189, SLMTA and GCLP accreditation. Prepare and deliver laboratory trainings and training-related services to FHI 360 research program and to external agencies. Provide technical assistance to diagnostic laboratories in Asia and Africa.
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Working closely with the Laboratory Sciences global team, APRO study specific research staff and APRO service delivery staff and others, conduct laboratory assessment and capacity building initiatives to ensure and enhance the quality of laboratory services. Specially, the key responsibilities are:
TYPE AND NATURE OF CONTACTS:
Frequent interaction with others with in APRO, AFRO, FHI 360 generally (LSD corporate, APRO regional and country office staff) and external laboratory staff at all levels. These interactions to be performed with tact, diplomacy and based on knowledge, facts and experience.
Usual office working conditions when in the APR office base location. Ability to travel within the Asia Pacific or Africa regions for up to 50% of the time.
Masters degree in biological or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic discipline or specialty. At least six years related work experience in laboratory quality assurance, quality control and audits or at least seven years in a senior laboratory management position required. Demonstrated ability and aptitude to perform quality assurance laboratory audits and assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations. Demonstrated creative problem solving skills. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills including experience in training and
NOTE: Applicant must be eligible to work in Thailand. No expatriate benefits or allowances provided.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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