Reporting to the Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the candidate will be expected to support activities in the laboratory and engage in community service.
- Performance of tests and laboratory procedures such as preparing samples and doing manual tests that are based on detailed instructions and protocol.
- Planning, documenting, setting up, undertaking (and guiding students on) controlled experiments and trials.
- Maintenance of laboratory use records, with reports as and when needed
- Provision of semester and annual inventories reports
- Use of automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time.
- Preparation of laboratory testing samples for examination by faculty and students
- Discussion of results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with faculty and students
- Operation and maintenance of sophisticated instruments and apparatus
- Operation and maintenance of a safe Experimental Animals House
- Set up, calibration, maintenance, operation and shutting down of laboratory instruments.
- Preparation of equipment maintenance schedules and timely and satisfactory maintenance
- Maintenance of competence in a Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory.
- Maintenance of material safety data sheets for all School chemicals and products.
- Active participation in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
- Training and orientation of new Laboratory Technologists in the performance and interpretation of tests.
- Engagement in service to the university, the profession and to the community.
- Adherence to the USIU-Africa Laboratory Safety and Operational Guidelines
- Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
- A higher diploma in a related field from an accredited academic institution;
- Registration by relevant regulatory body;
- Three (3) years of relevant experience in a similar position in a research or higher learning Institution, with evidence of support given to students during their research projects.
- A specialty in any of the following areas:
- Medical Physiology OR
- Medical Pharmacology & Toxicology OR
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis OR
- Pharmaceutics & Pharmacy Practice OR
- Pharmaceutical Technology OR
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Skills, Personal Attributes & Competencies
- Confidentiality and integrity;
- Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
- Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
- Good communication skills;
- Attention to detail;
- Adaptability and reliability
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