The Childhood Acute Illness & Nutrition, ‘CHAIN-Building the evidence base for care of acutely ill, undernourished children in limited resource settings’- a cohort prospective cohort study of the College of Medicine, is looking for suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of LABORATORY COORDINATOR. This will be a two year contract.
The Laboratory Coordinator’s main is to ensure that all samples are received, processed and stored as described in The CHAIN Networks Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and documented in the Case Report Forms (CRFs). The person is responsible for overseeing and facilitating all work done by the laboratory technologists who process the samples. The person will also track and ensure that laboratory technologists are paid for the amount of samples processed. The laboratory coordinator tracks all stored samples, verifies their location and ensures appropriate storage space.
The person will track and coordinate movement of samples (e.g. shipping to main coordination sites) and organize as well as track stock inventory of all consumables and equipment as well as maintain order lists for items needed for both the Malawi CHAIN lab and clinical team. The person will also oversee and organize all lab-data entry and verify the work directly while coordinating with the Malawi Data Manager. The Lab Coordinator will also prepare and share weekly lab reports regarding freezer temperature logs, sample inventory and storage with the Main-CHAIN.
management. The person will also actively participate in weekly Malawi-CHAIN lab coordination calls and respond in a timely manner to their requests.
Qualifications and Experience
College of Medicine
Private Bag 360
Not later than 30th April, 2017