Job offer: Laboratory coordinator for TB group

Description

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.

Venue

Barcelona

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a laboratory coordinator and research fellow who is interested in taking over and managing activities of the project Stool4TB. The overall project goal is 
This project (STool4TB) aims to validate an innovative stool homogenization and DNA isolation method that yields a highly sensitive and specific Mtb qPCR-based diagnostic. STool4TB will evaluate this platform in the high TB and HIV burden settings of Mozambique, eSwatini and Uganda, under the hypothesis that it will narrow the large TB case detection gap by improving TB confirmation rates in children and PLHIV, while proving feasible and acceptable. Preliminary data suggest that this platform adds value to existing sputum based diagnostics and increases rates of bacteriological confirmation. Given the lack of available tools to effectively monitor TB treatment, STool4TB will also evaluate the usefulness of this quantitative stoolbased qPCR as a TB treatment monitoring tool for children and PLHIV.

Field research

  • Medical sciences

Training and experience /Qualifications:

  • Microbiologist specialization
  • Masters or PhD in epidemiology/public health/infectious diseases
  • Undergraduate degree in Biology, Microbiology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biotechnology 

Specific Requirements

  • Experience in coordination
  • Experience in TB laboratories
  • Experience in analyzing clinical/healthcare data
  • Be willing to work in an interdisciplinary team within a highly collaborative research institute
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate laboratory activities
  • Articulate the correct coordination between the clinical area and the laboratory area
  • Capacity building on cutting-edge technologies
  • Capacity building in data analysis

Specific Duties

  • Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of the  area
  • Maintains quality results by participating and supervising quality assurance programs
  • Maintains laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality
  • Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level 
  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Articulate the correct coordination between the clinical area and the laboratory area

Skills

  • Teamwork.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.

Language level

  • Spanish (equivalent to level C)
  • English (equivalent to proficiency)
  • Portuguese (this will be valued as a positive asset)

How to Apply


Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: LabCoord_TB_Nov21 attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 
The receipt of applications will be open until 30th november
Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.
Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

 

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