SalaryNot Specified
Job TypeFull Time
Job Location Nigeria

1 to 1 Years
Functional Area

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Field Laboratory Specialist

Location: Nationwide

Job Description

  • Through a contract with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) implements The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). The NAIIS program assists Nigeria to implement household-based surveys for HIV/AIDS, Hep-B & C and CD4 testing for population-based survey.
  • The NAIIS program seeks to fill a field Laboratory Specialist position to support the survey. The position is based at field locations over the 37 States in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities
The field Laboratory specialist will be responsible for providing field testing in households to measure the biomarkers for the National population-based surveys. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood collection from adults and pediatrics using acceptable best practices; expertise in collection of blood from pediatrics is an advantage
  • Testing using rapid diagnostic tests for HIV, Hep-B Ag & Hep-C Ag
  • Conduct CD4 testing using PIMA machine.
  • Documentation of all laboratory activities in forms, survey tools and electronically in tablets
  • The field laboratory specialist position is a position that requires 100% commitment in the field. It is expected that the laboratory specialist will demonstrate competence in POC testing.


Required Qualifications

  • A medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician, skilled in phlebotomy.
  • Experience in working on the laboratory bench for at least one year.
  • Experience in CD4 testing; proficiency in use of POC is an advantage
  • Experience with population survey will be an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Experience performing Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing
  • Ability to write clear and concise summaries of reports for internal and external audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.

Work Skills:

  • Ability to work for long hours
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to work with your hands and will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab equipment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well and cooperate with team members in the field.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and routine equipment maintenance.
  • A systematic approach to tasks and the ability to follow instructions and set procedures
  • A high level of flexibility in performing the responsibilities of the position,
  • An indigene of the state or resident in the state.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Use link to apply online

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