Location: Zambia (Lusaka)
Closing date: 20 Jun 2008
Job Description

The Senior HIV Virologist will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the AIDS Program-Zambia. The primary objective is to provide contractor services and deliverables through training and support development of the National HIV Laboratory Quality Assurance Program.

Duties will also include assistance with “national rollout” and finger prick training for the new rapid testing algorithm. Develop and implement internal and external quality assurance programs in collaboration with MoH, UTH and other partners.

The following laboratory areas of HIV testing include: (1) Volunteer counseling and testing (VCT); (2) Prevention of Mother to Child Testing (PMTCT); (3) Infant HIV diagnosis by real time and conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing (4) HIV resistance and Genotyping analysis; (5) Sentinel surveillance testing and BED Assay.

The incumbent will work with the laboratory infrastructure team and other laboratory partners to accomplish the goals of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Zambia.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Required to reside and work in Lusaka, Zambia.
* Documented skills and expertise and scientific publications in HIV testing systems
* Computer literate/use of basic soft ware programs
* Quality assurance experience for rapid HIV testing; PCR and genotyping assays.
* Supervisory and laboratory training experience in an international setting
* Capacity to work independently and with a team

Vacancies Contact
Sarah Fuller at resumes@ctsglobalusa.com