United States Pharmacopeia Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for United States Pharmacopeia Recruitment 2021.

The United States Pharmacopeia is a pharmacopeia for the United States published annually by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, a nonprofit organization that owns the trademark and also owns the copyright on the pharmacopeia itself.

We are recruiting to fill the position below;

Job Title: (Senior) Clinical Laboratory Quality Manager

Roles and Responsibilities

This position will work closely with laboratory program and MEL staff as well as USP field staff to provide technical expertise in developing, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive quality management systems for clinical diagnostics laboratories and MEL activities. Specifically, the key responsibilities by role will include:

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Clinical Diagnostics Laboratories (estimated at 60% full-time equivalent):

  • Lead the implementation Quality Systems programs that are consistent with and regulatory policies and standards by providing appropriate guidance and technical support
  • Assist with update, revise, and maintain the Laboratory’s Quality Assurance Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, and other quality documents Audits and reviews quality data according to established procedures
  • Identifies areas for laboratory quality improvement and discusses implementation recommendations with supervisor and relevant laboratory leadership, using the SLIPTA check list
  • Supports corrective action task force initiatives, conducts quality audits and process validation
  • Supports the development of tools for the implementation of clinical laboratory capacity building using the SLMTA program
  • Work with recipient laboratory to develop institutional development plan and mentorship to address gaps and improve patient care

MEL Activities for Global Health Programs (estimated at 40% full-time equivalent):

  • Responsible for capturing and synthesizing data, generating knowledge/evidence and facilitating learning within USP’s Global programs and externally with other stakeholders
  • Provide support in the implementation and management of MEL activities that include consolidation of M&E data for donor-funded funded projects within GHMS Division for quarterly reporting
  • Manage the M&E data collection system (DevResults) to ensure data quality.
  • Assist with refresher training of staff on the M&E system
  • Support the development of data collection tools/ procedures/training materials for M&E and learning activities

Basic Qualifications

Manager:

  • Bachelors of Science in medical laboratory technology or an equivalent (biological sciences) with focus on medical microbiology,
  • Five (5) plus years experience in medical microbiology in a human clinical laboratory s with at least two (2) years’ experience in developing countries in a laboratory quality management

Senior Manager:

  • Bachelors of Science in medical laboratory technology or an equivalent (biological sciences) with focus on medical microbiology,
  • Eight (8) plus years experience in medical microbiology in a human clinical laboratory s with at least two (2) years’ experience in developing countries in a laboratory quality management

Skills Sought

  • Knowledge and experience with strengthening laboratories to achieve international quality standards including against ISO/IEC 15189
  • Experience with or interest in learning Monitoring and Evaluation for donor-funded programs especially health systems strengthening projects in LMICs.
  • ISO/IEC 15189 or WHO pre qualifications (exposure to WHO SLMTA program and SLIPTA checklist)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

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  • Master or PhD preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data visualization applications to present data
  • Knowledge and experience in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases including specific hands-on laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with international biosafety regulations
  • Fluency in French
  • Ability to travel up to 25% time

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click here to apply.

Application Deadline: 26th May 2021.

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