Local Avian Influenza Laboratory Specialist
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COMFORCE Technical Services (COMFORCE)
Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global AIDS Program, Nigeria and the Avian Influenza Division Provide technical expertise to assess laboratory systems of implementing partner laboratories conducting avian or seasonal influenza testing for human surveillance.
Evaluate quality and consistency of laboratory standards practiced, make recommendations for improvement, and provide the necessary technical assistance or training to implement these recommendations.
Regularly provide laboratory support to the AI lab, including receiving, logging, testing and reporting results for specimens collected through rapid response or surveillance activities.
Contractor must have:
MS degree or higher degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, or related laboratory science degree.
Four years work experience in a multi-disciplinary hospital or health department laboratory.
The incumbent should possess training in laboratory management and laboratory systems with specialized training in testing and viral diagnostic tests supporting related to viral isolation, and identification.
Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to viral isolation and identification.
Skill in providing leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the laboratory systems to include being able to analyze and interpret the spectrum of laboratory medicine services related to viral identification.
Possess basic computer skills with experience/training for word processing and spreadsheets.
Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
Qualified candidates, please submit your CVs (indicating position title) to emyers [at] comforce.com