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Lab Corps Fellowship – Health Care Assistants

Achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal for an AIDS Free Generations will require innovative approaches that ensure access to critical laboratory services that are required for the effective diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV.

To support these important goals, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce an open recruitment for a Health Care Assistants to support the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowship Program in Botswana.

ASLM established the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowship Program in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PEPFAR to increase the capacity of young laboratory professionals to support these important goals, including increased access to viral load testing in PEPFAR-supported countries through activities such as:

  • Providing training for laboratory professionals on HIV-1 viral load testing technologies.
  • Building skills for evaluating the use of laboratory tools such as the Cepheid Xpert Diagnostic Platform to support viral load testing.
  • Providing opportunities for the Lab Corps Fellows to gain practice and build expertise evaluating HIV viral load laboratory platforms to identify possible treatment failure among patients who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART).
  • Training to familiarize and institutionalize the understanding of HIV-1 viral load testing technologies, their significance to the ART program, and testing research protocols.

Fellowship Program Activities

The Botswana Fellowship Program activities will focus on the importance of accurate and reliable diagnosis, and evaluating the appropriate use of diagnostics for viral load testing. The participants will complete duties such as:

  • Work with other staff to ensure that participants receive adequate information regarding the study, including but not limited to addressing any questions, sharing information regarding the responsibilities and privacy protections related to the study and gaining signed consent forms;
  • Collect, label and handle blood samples from study participants and ensuring timely transport to the laboratory for processing;
  • Maintain and manage study-related data;
  • Assist with monitoring and follow up for study participants to track ART initiation and participation in subsequent clinical visits;
  • Conduct data entry and quality assurance from lab results and clinic extraction forms;
  • Assist with DBS creation, labeling, plasma preparation and other laboratory activities;
  • Provide detailed weekly reports and required for the study and;
  • Complete detailed weekly reports and updates along with documentation of any laboratory incidents or deviations from the approved study protocol.

Fellowship Details

    • Fellowship Management and Support:

The Fellowship is managed through ASLM in collaboration with Heart-to-Heart International.

    • Duration:

Up to 1.5 Years (Individual Fellowship Agreements may be extended or terminated within the 1.5 year period as needed)

    • Locations and Number of Positions

ASLM is recruiting HCAs to work in the following cities only:

    • Gaborone (7)
    • Francistown (8)
    • Compensation:

ASLM/Heart-to-Heart International will provide a monthly stipend for the Botswana Lab Corps Fellows. The organization will also facilitate and cover the required expenses for official travel to support the approved study-related activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants should:

  • Have a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree in biological sciences with a strong interest in applied diagnostics and global health.
  • Have field experience and a thorough understanding of quality assurance elements that include pre-testing, testing, and post-testing steps.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of quality control and external quality assessment.
  • Possess thorough working knowledge of and proven adherence to good laboratory practices.
  • Be proficient with record keeping, data management and data entry.
  • Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have experience working closely with other public health professionals.
  • Be highly organized, thorough and motivated.
  • Able to function with minimal daily supervision.

 

Specialized experience

  • Possess basic HCA and form 5 proven skills, including experience interacting with patients.
  • Record keeping, data entry, including data quality skills

How to Apply

The application website closes on 16 May 2017 at 16:00hrs Addis Ababa time and any application sent after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Interested applicants should submit the below listed documents to ASLM before the deadline.

  • A detailed CV with current references;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A cover letter, including a one-page summary explaining:
    • Why working in global public health, specifically laboratory sciences, is of interest to you.
    • Your career goals and how this fellowship will support those goals.
    • Any skills that you possess which make you an asset to this program and why you think those skills are of the upmost importance to the multi-agency efforts to control the HIV epidemic.

Apart from educational qualifications, successful candidates will have related field experience, excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team environment. Prior experience working to support a laboratory evaluations or study may be advantageous, although not essential. In addition, selected applicants will be notified within two weeks from the deadline for submission for a follow-up interview or questionnaire.

 

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Lab Corps Fellowship – Laboratory Fellow

Achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal for an AIDS Free Generations will require innovative approaches that ensure access to critical laboratory services that are required for the effective diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV.

To support these important goals, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce an open short-term recruitment for a Laboratory Fellow to support the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowship Program in Botswana.

ASLM established the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowship Program in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to increase the capacity of young laboratory professionals to support these important goals, including increased access to viral load testing in PEPFAR-supported countries through activities such as:

  • Providing training for laboratory professionals on HIV-1 viral load testing technologies.
  • Building skills for evaluating the use of laboratory tools such as the Cepheid Xpert Diagnostic Platform to support viral load testing.
  • Providing opportunities for the Lab Corps Fellows to gain practice and build expertise evaluating HIV viral load laboratory platforms to identify possible treatment failure among patients who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART).
  • Training to familiarize and institutionalize the understanding of HIV-1 viral load testing technologies, their significance to the ART program, and testing research protocols.

Fellowship Program Activities

The Botswana Fellowship Program activities will focus on the importance of accurate and reliable diagnosis, and evaluating the appropriate use of diagnostics for viral load testing. The participants will complete duties such as:

  • Receiving, checking, processing and testing specimens for the current diagnostic technology studies;
  • Recording results and completing the required data entry forms for the studies;
  • Specimen management, including maintaining and generating the data required to document the appropriate quality assurance and quality control for the specimens;
  • Completing detailed weekly reports and updates along with documentation of any laboratory incidents or deviations from the approved study protocol and;
  • Working closely with the study staff, other laboratory fellows and stakeholders to ensure the smooth operations of the laboratory activities.

Fellowship Details

  • Fellowship Management and Support:
    • The Fellowship is managed through ASLM in collaboration with Heart-to-Heart International.
  • Locations and Number of Positions
    • ASLM is recruiting one laboratory fellow for a short-term fellowship (Ending August 31, 2017) to work in Francistown. Please note that the fellowship may be extended or terminated prior to August 31st as needed.
  • Compensation:
    • ASLM/Heart-to-Heart International will provide a monthly stipend for the Botswana Lab Corps Fellows. The organization will also facilitate and cover the required expenses for official travel to support the approved study-related activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants should:

  • Have a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree in biological sciences with a strong interest in applied diagnostics and global health.
  • Have field experience and a thorough understanding of quality assurance elements that include pre-testing, testing, and post-testing steps.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of quality control and external quality assessment.
  • Possess thorough working knowledge of and proven adherence to good laboratory practices.
  • Be proficient with data management tools and software programs.
  • Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have experience working closely with other public health professionals.
  • Be highly organized, thorough and motivated.
  • Able to function with minimal daily supervision.

How to Apply

The application website closes on 16 May 2017 at 16:00hrs Addis Ababa time and any application sent after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Interested applicants should submit the below listed documents to ASLM before the deadline.

  • A detailed CV with current references;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A cover letter, including a one-page summary explaining:
    • Why working in global public health, specifically laboratory sciences, is of interest to you.
    • Your career goals and how this fellowship will support those goals.
    • Any skills that you possess which make you an asset to this program and why you think those skills are of the upmost importance to the multi-agency efforts to control the HIV epidemic.

Apart from educational qualifications, successful candidates will have related field experience, excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team environment. Prior experience working to support a laboratory evaluations or study may be advantageous, although not essential. In addition, selected applicants will be notified within two weeks from the deadline for submission for a follow-up interview or questionnaire.

 

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Lab Corps Fellowship – Laboratory Fellows ( long term )

Achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal for an AIDS Free Generations will require innovative approaches that ensure access to critical laboratory services that are required for the effective diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV.

To support these important goals, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce an open recruitment for the Laboratory Fellows to support the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowship Program in Botswana.

Fellowship Program Objectives

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) established the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellowships Program in collaboration with CDC and PEPFAR to increase the capacity of young laboratory professionals to support these important goals, including increased access to viral load testing in PEPFAR-supported countries through activities such as:

Training for laboratory professionals on HIV-1 viral load testing technologies.

  • Building skills for evaluating the use of laboratory tools such as Dried Blood Spots (DBS) and the Cepheid Xpert Diagnostic Platform to support viral load testing.
  • Providing opportunities for the Lab Corps Fellows to gain practice and build expertise evaluating HIV viral load laboratory platforms to identify possible treatment failure among patients who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART).
  • Training to familiarize and institutionalize the understanding of HIV-1 viral load testing technologies, their significance to the ART program, and testing research protocols

Fellowship Program Activities

The Botswana Fellowship Program activities will focus on the importance of accurate and reliable diagnosis, and evaluating the appropriate use of diagnostics for viral load testing. The participants will complete duties such as:

  • Receiving, checking, processing and testing specimens for the current diagnostic technology studies;
  • Recording results and completing the required data entry forms for the studies;
  • Specimen management, including maintaining and generating the data required to document the appropriate quality assurance and quality control for the specimens;
  • Completing detailed weekly reports and updates along with documentation of any laboratory incidents or deviations from the approved study protocol and;
  • Working closely with the study staff, other laboratory fellows and stakeholders to ensure the smooth operations of the laboratory activities.

Fellowship Details

  • Fellowship Management and Support:
    • The Fellowship is managed through ASLM in collaboration with Heart-to-Heart International.
  • Duration:
    • Up to 1.5 Years (Individual Fellowship Agreements may be extended or terminated within the 1.5 year period as needed).
  • Locations and Number of Positions
    • ASLM is recruiting laboratory fellows to work in the following cities only:
      • Gaborone : 1
      • Francistown: 1
  • Compensation:
    • ASLM/Heart-to-Heart International will provide a monthly stipend for the Botswana Lab Corps Fellows. The organization will also facilitate and cover the required expenses for official travel to support the approved study-related activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants should:

  • Have a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree in biological sciences with a strong interest in applied diagnostics and global health.
  • Have field experience and a thorough understanding of quality assurance elements that include pre-testing, testing, and post-testing steps.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of quality control and external quality assessment.
  • Possess thorough working knowledge of and proven adherence to good laboratory practices.
  • Be proficient with data management tools and software programs.
  • Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have experience working closely with other public health professionals.
  • Be highly organized, thorough and motivated.
  • Able to function with minimal daily supervision.

How to Apply

The application website closes on 16 May 2017 at 16:00hrs Addis Ababa time and any application sent after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Interested applicants should submit the below listed documents to ASLM before the deadline.

  • A detailed CV with current references;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A cover letter, including a one-page summary explaining:
    • Why working in global public health, specifically laboratory sciences, is of interest to you.
    • Your career goals and how this fellowship will support those goals.
    • Any skills that you possess which make you an asset to this program and why you think those skills are of the upmost importance to the multi-agency efforts to control the HIV epidemic.

Apart from educational qualifications, successful candidates will have related field experience, excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team environment. Prior experience working to support a laboratory evaluations or study may be advantageous, although not essential. In addition, selected applicants will be notified within two weeks from the deadline for submission for a follow-up interview or questionnaire.

 

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Lab-Corps Fellowship Program: HIV Impact Assessment

About ASLM Fellowship Program

The African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce an open
recruitment for the ASLM Lab-Corps Fellows Program. The Program was developed to
promote laboratory medicine practice among young laboratory professionals to support
efforts of ASLM and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to control
the HIV epidemic on the continent of Africa.

Fellowship Program Objectives

The ASLM Lab-Corps Fellows will support an HIV Impact Assessments through activities
such as:

• Conducting epidemiological surveys

• Implementing quality improvements of diagnostic testing

• Mapping specimen referral systems

• Implement HIV viral load testing
The program will also focus on the importance of accurate and reliable diagnosis,
evaluation and appropriate use of diagnostics, Point-of-Care Testing, and various
bio-markers to assess the burden of disease in the community and/or manage patients.

Fellowship Details

Fellowship Management and Support: The Fellowship is managed through ASLM collaboration
with Heart to Heart International.

• Duration:
2 Years (Individual Fellowship Agreements may be extended as needed)

• Locations: ASLM is recruiting fellows to work in the following countries:
2017: Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Swaziland, Lesotho
2017: Namibia, Zimbabwe, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya

• Locations: Number of Positions: 2-5 positions /Country

• Compensation:

ASLM/Heart to Heart will provide a monthly stipend for the HIV Impact Assessment
Fellows.

The organization will also facilitate and cover the required expenses for official
travel to support technical assistance visits and training for upcoming surveys
in selected countries.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants should:

• Have a Bachelors, MD, MPH, Masters or Doctorate degree in biological sciences
with a strong interest in applied diagnostics and public health.

• Reside and eligible to work in one of the above listed countries.

• Have field experience and a thorough understanding of quality assurance elements
that include pre-testing, testing, and post-testing steps.

• Possess a thorough understanding of quality management systems

• Demonstrate a strong ability to work independently.

• Be proficient with data management tools and software programs.

• Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough working knowledge of computer
programs such as Microsoft Excel.

• Possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Possess ability to work closely with patients and the general public.

• Be highly organized and motivated.

How to Apply:

The application website closes on 16 May 2017 at 16:00hrs Addis Ababa time and any application sent after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Interested applicants should submit the below listed documents to ASLM before the deadline.

• A detailed CV with current references;

• Three letters of recommendation;

• A cover letter, including a one-page summary explaining:

o Why working in public health, specifically laboratory sciences, is of interest.

o Career goals and how this fellowship will support the goals.

o Any skills possessed which makes the applicant an asset to this program and explain why those skills are of the up most importance to the multi-agency efforts to control the HIV epidemic.

Apart from educational qualifications, successful candidates should have related
field experience and excellent communication skills. Prior experience as a trainer
may be advantageous, although not essential. In addition, selected applicants will
be notified within two weeks from the deadline for submission for a follow-up interview
or questionnaire.

 

Apply Now!