Location: Yaoundé, CameroonDepartment: PREDICTType: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced
PREDICT PROJECT LABORATORY COORDINATOR
Metabiota Cameroon (MCL) is recruiting for a PREDICT LABORATORY COORDINATOR with experience in virology and molecular biology and laboratory management. The position will be based at the Military Health Research Center (CRESAR) Laboratory in Yaoundé technically supported by Metabiota Cameroon.
About Metabiota Cameroon:
Metabiota Cameroon (MCL) is a subsidiary of Metabiota Inc., founded by Dr. Nathan Wolfe and headquartered in San Francisco, USA. Metabiota is the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that help protect global health. Built on a strong foundation of scientific expertise, including a worldwide network of on-the-ground experts, Metabiota delivers actionable, data-driven analytics to help countries and corporations mitigate complex health issues. The Metabiota Cameroon Ltd. Mission is to accelerate and deepen health-related research and development focused on early detection and prevention analysis and education of animal viral and epidemic threats in Central Africa. For more information, visit http://www.metabiota.com.
About the Position:
METABIOTA, is a member of the consortium currently implementing phase 2 of USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats-2 project named "PREDICT-2". PREDICT aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics of zoonotic disease spillover, evolution, amplification, and spread in order to inform future prevention and control measures.
We seek an intelligent innovator with a global perspective who shares our passion and dedication to scientific discovery and improving human health via implementation of pioneering scientific and public health programs. A successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to excel in a collaborative, intense, and groundbreaking research environment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with initiative, confidence, discipline, and content expertise to effectively manage complex, multiplayer engagements. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding in global health, disease surveillance, and/or infectious disease topics.
The PREDICT LABORATORY COORDINATOR will perform training, supervision and direct operations regarding sampling, processing, testing and analysis in all areas of the human and animal laboratories under PREDICT project. S/he demonstrates skill and knowledge on all laboratory test systems and teaches and follows Good Clinical Laboratory Practices, quality control requirements and laboratory safety guidelines. S/he must be comfortable working with both in-country and international teams.
Advanced degree in virology or microbiology (with infectious disease background) as well as experience coordinating laboratory research studies. At least 2+ years working on disease surveillance, laboratory sciences, pandemic preparedness, and/or early detection and verification of infectious diseases is highly desirable.
Successful candidates must have the following qualifications:
Duration of Contract: 1 year (renewable) ; Project period : October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2019
Supervisory responsibilities: Candidate will oversee team of laboratory technicians
Travel: Some in country or international travel may be required
Salary and benefits:
Closing date: September 15, 2016
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