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Lab Technician for Corona Crisis - Kosovo

Kosovo, Kosovo
Lab Technician for Corona Crisis
Position & responsibilities

Location:  Kosovo, other locations possible
Duration: 2/3 months + extension

The position is at the forefront of controlling the Pandemic outbreak of Sars-Cov 2. We are looking for a dedicated lab technician that is very familiar with RT-qPCR-testing and would be willing to is looking forward to working also with people and administering tests personally. Specifically, it includes the following responsibilities:
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining a BSL2-lab facility dedicated to Sars-Cov 2-specific testing, primarily via PCR-testing. Current focus is on real-time quantative PCR, but other testing methods would be also be added as they come to the market.
  • Ramp-up a new lab: box-to-bench-to-results
  • Experience with ELISA-test regimes
  • Operating lab-robots
  • Document, evaluate and report test-results
  • Perform quality control and maintain/calibrate equipment
  • GLP-experience, including complying with safety, health, and environmental regulations
  • Optimize lab-processes
  • Train and lead a group of lab technicians
  • In addition: Collect and process, samples from test persons
 
Profile & capabilities
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, associate's or Bachelor's degree in a scientific field preferred
  • Min. of 3 years of experience working in a lab, thereof at least 2 years of relevant experience with PCR-/ELISA-testing methods
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office and relevant LIMS-computer programs
  • Analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to write correspondence and reports
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to perform in a physically demanding work environment, eg moving and lifting equipment, standing for long periods of time, working with protective gear
  • Working under a 24/7-shift regime
  • Tech-savvy, ability to improve, optimize, debottleneck lab-processes
  • Explicit team- and leadership skills
  • Ability/interest to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • English is the required language
 
 To apply you  need:     
  • CV in English  
  • Translated diploma or training certificate in English
  • Availability for a short notice mobilization
 
 
 
 
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