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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 18, 2019
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    Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s opera...
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    Laboratory Scientist

    Reports to: Laboratory Services Manager

    Job Summary

    • Provide laboratory support to AHF supported sites and monitor adherence to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines.
    • Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship, and team building exercises for laboratory staff.
    • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab personnel on routine lab assays, demonstrates experience in viral load sample management, automated and semi-automated equipment handling and use (running the Cyflow for CD4+, Chemistry and Hematology machines).
    • Ensures quality management system in the lab and implementation of laboratory services in line with approved QC/QA protocols at supported healthcare centers.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PLHIV attending the health facilities as required;
    • Supports laboratory services provision, ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services including calibration, standardization and maintenance of automated or semi-automated instruments following established procedures.
    • Participate in EQA and proficiency testing activities
    • Support in ensuring compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and assistance involved with the lab function; including maximizing the use of available resources.
    • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (external contractors) and supported sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective,
    • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
    • Validates and reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safety procedures.
    • Participates in identifying training needs, capacity building, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all supported sites;
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare Centers.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience:

    • Experience with handling fully or semi-automated machines a must;
    • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
    • Must poses a valid license to practice as a Medical laboratory scientist.

    Communication Skills:

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
    • Ability to write reports and speak effectively before groups of employees or as the case may be.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :

    • Duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and hold a current annual practicing license.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Must be able to travel 30-50% of the time;
    • Sensitive to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
    • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS laboratory management,
    • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in computer operations.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (Cover Letter and CV) to: Kindly indicate the position and the location you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail.


    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, Also, your application document must be saved in your full name.
    • AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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