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BENCH SUPERVISOR – VIROLOGY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY



BENCH SUPERVISOR – VIROLOGY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY C5 Ref BS/LB/08/01/16
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
TERMS OF REFERENCE
POSITION: BENCH SUPERVISOR – VIROLOGY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
REPORTS TO: LABORATORY OPERATIONS MANAGER
LOCATION: CIDRZ CENTRAL LAB
GRADE: C5
General Summary
The section supervisor is responsible for personal adherence to all laboratory policies and procedures to ensure high quality of work in their section. The supervisor is a key member of the laboratory management team who provides first level quality management and quality oversight at bench level. The supervisor will be accountable for all aspects of quality performance and quality management for their section and will be held to a high standard of performance in his/her duties.
Key Responsibilities
1. The Supervisor-Virology and Molecular Biology is accountable for the performance of virology and molecular biology section.
2. The supervisor will write equipment SOPs, quality SOPs and testing SOPs for virology and molecular biology section
3. Review/update all existing policies, procedures and logs and ensure only current policies, procedures and logs are available and in use in their section
4. Conduct training for bench staff on both new and revised policies and procedures and ensure such training is well documented
5. Monitor staff adherence to ALL policies and procedures by:
a) Performing daily supervisor review of all QC records and logs as well as equipment maintenance records and logs
b) Ensure that corrective action for all QC and equipment failures have been documented and corrective actions reviewed by the supervisor daily
c) Document corrective action for QC biases and trends observed during QC reviews
d) Review sample pending lists regulary to ensure that all samples are tested within TAT
e) Daily review of critical result logs and ensure that all critical results have been called-out and documented on the result log and in LIMS
6. Hold weekly bench meetings to discuss bench specific issues regarding quality, safety, equipment maintenance and stock management
7. Submit monthly bench reports [monthly test volume, bench sample rejection, QC trends and biases and safety] to the QA/QC manager for inclusion in the monthly QA/QC report
8. Conduct and document competency for both new and old staff as per policy requirement
9. Forecast, quantify and track procurement of reagents and consumables for the section.
10. Maintain accurate stock control records and ensure all supplies delivered to the bench are received in SAGE X3
Minimum Job Requirements
o Minimum Diploma in Biomedical Sciences or Recognized equivalent
o At least 5 years experience in routine diagnostic or research setting
o 3 Years supervisory experience
o Registration with Medical Council of Zambia a Must
o Ability to efficiently operate and maintain general laboratory equipment
Closing Date for receiving applications is 15th January, 2016
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number. Send relevant academic and professional certificates and detailed CV with day-time telephone to:
CIDRZ Director Human Resources P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA or email: jobs@cidrz.org

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