Microbiologist

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal (OUCRU-NP)

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal (OUCRU-NP), is a not for profit organization (NPO) with its head office located in Lalitpur, Bagmati Province, Nepal. The mission of OUCRU-NP is to build a strong mass of young Nepalese clinicians and scientists who can help build the scientific and clinical future of Nepal. The main research focus of OUCRU-NP has been on the…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category Health Care | Public Health
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jul 18, 2022

Job Description

Purpose of the job position: 

Microbiologists are responsible for undertaking laboratory analysis and monitoring of microbial cultures, samples and new drugs using specialist computer software and a range of identification methods and clinical trials.

Responsibilities of the post holder 

  • Responsible for daily management of microbiology laboratory (at specified work site) including specimen reception, handling, laboratory testing and reporting following standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Responsible for applying good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP) guidelines.
  • Responsible for molecular testing of clinical specimen and bacterial isolates.
  • Support laboratory manager (both of work sites and OUCRUNP) for setting up of quality assurance /quality control (QA/QC) procedures.
  • Manage and upgrade bio repository system at OUCRUNP laboratory.
  • Responsible for development of SOPs, and study specific laboratory manuals.
  • Archiving laboratory documents and records at specified work site and OUCRUNP according to OUCRU document and record control guidelines.
  • Manage and update inventory of consumables as well as inventories of laboratory equipment.
  • Initiate and support laboratory management at specified work site and OUCRUNP by developing instrument preventive maintenance contracts. Facilitate procurement officer of OUCRUNP in annual maintenance contract follow up.
  • Ensuring and monitoring smooth operation of cold chain system.
  • Assist in laboratory induction training of OUCRUNP laboratory staff.
  • Liaise with clinical trial unit (CTU) of OUCRUNP for setting up a study.
  • Responsible for addressing queries by CTU study monitoring visits, preparing reports and dissemination of such reports within the laboratory team.
  • Liaise with data management team of OUCRUNP regularly.

Other

  • Comply with the general code of conduct.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Microbiology with more than five years of experience of working in a  clinical laboratory.
  • Experience of working in an ISO accredited laboratory and research laboratory.
  • Experience of being involved in a randomized controlled trial.
  • Experience of working in pharmacy with ability to manage pharmaceutical products and prescriptions.
  • Having GCP and GCLP certificates preferred.

Knowledge

  • Familiarity with GCP, GCLP guidelines and ISO accreditation.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Fluency in verbal and written communication in both English and Nepali
  • Willing to work on a flexible schedule.

Skills

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Should have excellent computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel, internet and  email.

How to Apply

Note: The management of the organization has the right to have the above Job Description amended, increased, or changed as and when the need arises.

Eligible interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the above positions along with their resume and cover letter before July 29, 2022, 23:00 p.m. at oucrunp.hr@oucru.orgOnly shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for further process.