Vacancies at Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria 2016

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels. The Institute’s mission is to be Center of Excellence in providing health service implementation, capacity building, and research, and ensuring equitable access to individuals and communities through innovative and evidence-based strategies.

Senior Program Officer, Laboratory Research
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA PhD/Fellowship
Experience: 5 years
Location: Abuja
Job Field: Medical / Health
Summary/Overview

The Senior Program Officer, Laboratory Research will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section. In particular the successful candidate will be involved in receipt of samples, keeping of sample inventory, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, PCR purification, sequencing and analysis of samples from the different cohorts.
The person will be expected to work following Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines.
The person will also do other duties as assigned by the head of the unit to whom she/he will report.
Essential Functions
The Senior Programme Officer, Laboratory Research is to:

Contribute to the scientific and organizational management of the Research Division
Handle preparation, packaging and shipment of research samples
Train staff and temporary hires
Be involved in the evaluation of new technologies
Prepare budgets and supply orders
Provide monthly/regular updates of progress to both senior and junior staff
AnalyzeHIV drug resistance proficiency testing panels
Adhere to and enforce good research and laboratory practice including Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC).
Qualifications

Must hold a Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a Master’s Microbiology of a PhD in Virology with at least 5 years of experience.
She/he should have worked in an active research laboratory especially carrying out genetic sequencing in conjunction with the head of department and staff of Laboratory Research Division.
Must be involved in the execution of projects within agreed time lines.

Research Assistant, Laboratory Research
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND
Location: Edo
Job Field: Medical / Health

Job Details
The Research Assistant, MARGIN Study, Laboratory Research will take part in the research and routine analytical work. In particular, the successful candidate will be involved in sample accessioning, processing andarchiving. The person will be expected to work following Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines. The person will also do other duties as assigned by the MARGIN Study Coordinator to whom she/he will report.

Duties and Responsibilities
Research Assistant, MARGIN Study, Laboratory Research is to:

Proactively liaise with nurses/counselors to ensure that samples are promptly collected from enrolled volunteers and that all laboratory supplies required for sample collection are available at site and time of sample collection
Ensure that samples are processed promptly following the Manual of Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (MOP/SOP)
Collect blood samples from study participants
Work with other study staff to ensure timely completion of Case Report Forms (CRF) and laboratory worksheets
Ensure accurate completion of Case Report Forms and laboratory worksheets
Work with relevant site staff on continuous basis, meet regularly with Site Principal Investigator, other sites staff and resource persons to troubleshoot, give progress reports, perform all activities at site necessary for the progress and smooth workings of the research protocol
Provide regular progress reports
Conduct inventory for laboratory supplies
Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Minimum Qualification

Must hold a Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Possess excellent oral and written communication in English, with proficiency in MS Office suite, especially Excel and Powerpoint
Strong professional interpersonal and public relations skills
Be able to work in a team, take instruction, share experiences, and cooperate with authority of Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator.

Program Officer, Laboratory Research
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:MBA/MSc/MA
Experience :5 years
Location :Abuja
Job Field :Medical / Health

Summary/Overview

The Program Officer, Laboratory Research will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
In particular, the successful candidate will be involved in receipt of samples, keeping of sample inventory, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, PCR purification, sequencing and analysis of samples from the different cohorts.
The person will be expected to work following Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines.
The person will also do other duties as assigned by the head of the unit to whom she/he will report.
Essential Functions
The Program Officer Laboratory Research is to:

Accession, package and handle shipment of research samples
Train other staff and temporary hires
Be involved in the evaluation of new technologies
Prepare budgets and supply orders
Provide monthly and regular updates of progress to both senior and junior staff.
Qualification

Must hold a Master’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry or Microbiology with at least 5 years of experience.
She/he should have worked in an active research laboratory especially in genetic sequencing.
Note: The appointment will be for 6 months in the first instance but may be renewed subject to continued funding and to mutual consent by the two parties. The successful applicant must be prepared to accept flexible working hours.

Research Officers, Laboratory Research (MARGIN Study)
Job Type:Full Time
Qualification:BA/BSc/HND
Location :Abuja, Edo
Job Field :Medical / Health

Objectives

IHVN implements the MARGIN (Microbiome Affects Risk of Growth in HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Infants in Nigeria) study which is a 5-year grant funded by the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The study is being conducted at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin (Edo state), and is in its second of the five year project period.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of the MARGIN Research Officer include, but are not limited to the following:

Verify eligibility and recruit participants according to the MARGIN research protocol
Collect all baseline and follow-up data from participants
Ensure that samples are processed promptly following the Manual of Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (MOP/SOP)
Work with other study staff to ensure timely completion of Case Report Forms (CRF) and laboratory worksheets
Conduct inventory for laboratory supplies
Conduct DNA extraction on Stool, Meconium, Vaginal, Oral and Skin swabs specimens
Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Minimum Qualification

Must hold a Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Possess excellent oral and written communication in English, with proficiency in MS Office suite, especially Excel.
Strong professional interpersonal and public relations skills
Ability to work in a team, take instruction, share experiences, and cooperate with authority of Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator.
Method of Application
To apply, send a detailed Resume, genuine supporting documents, academic qualifications and a one page Cover letter as one MS Word document saved with applicants name in the following format e.g. Musa Okafor Application Program Officer explaining suitability to “Associate Director, Human Resources” through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Note

Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email e.g. Laboratory Research Officer.
Candidates are advised to provide two professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.
Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The appointment will be for 6 months in the first instance but may be renewed subject to continued funding and to mutual consent by the two parties.
The successful applicant must be prepared to accept flexible working hours.

February 11, 2016 3:05 pm