The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.
HJF is seeking a Research Laboratory Director – Nigeria for the HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Abuja, Nigeria. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of performance of clinical and endpoint laboratory tests, including choice of instruments/equipment and reagents and interpretation and limitation of test results; extensive knowledge of College of American Pathologist (CAP), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Clinical Laboratory Practices, and accreditation requirements; understanding/knowledge of principle of clinical laboratory Quality Assurance and proficiency testing procedures; excellent organization, computer, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and supervise staff.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in related scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 6 - 10 years of hands-on experience in performing/directing clinical laboratory safety tests, implementation of laboratory quality assurance management plans, verification/validation of assays, techniques, procedures in a highly regulated environment. Familiarity with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices, College of American Pathologist, and Food and Drug Administration accreditation requirements required. Experience with multi-site, international clinical trials preferred.
Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be expected to relocate to Abuja, Nigeria. Job performance requires ability to move between laboratory areas. The individual must be able to sit for lengthy periods to include writing reports, standard operating procedures, plans, policies, and performing data analysis at a computer terminal. Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time, locally and internationally.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certification by a board approved by US Health and Human Services preferred, but not required.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with bio hazardous materials.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.
Interested and qualified? Go to Henry M. Jackson Foundation career website on careers.hjf.org to apply