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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.
The Department of Global Health and the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) at the University of Washington is seeking to hire a Research Scientist 4 to support, direct and supervise the laboratory management functions for the collaborative research studies being conducted in Kenya with the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.
Perform the duties of Laboratory technical supervisor, clinical consultant and general supervisor for the research and clinical trials laboratory in Kenya
Develop Laboratory analytical plans for the various research studies; write, implement and monitor standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the laboratory
Monitor adherence to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines
-- Systems performed in the laboratory provide quality laboratory services for all test performances
--The test methodologies selected have the capability of providing the quality of results required for patient care
-- Verification procedures used are adequate to determine the accuracy, precision and other pertinent performance characteristics of the method
Maintain laboratory data and sample repository using LIMS software
--Laboratory quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to assure the quality of laboratory services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur
--Establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system
Supervise maintenance of the sample repository and oversee the shipment of samples to USA for further testing
Collaborate with investigators from multiple institutions in the preparation of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts presenting the findings of research conducted at the site
Compile monthly and annual research progress reports
Supervision of ~2-5 clinical, laboratory, administrative, and ancillary staff.
-- Hold monthly staff meetings
-- Train new laboratory staff
Facilitating the efficient function of a productive collaborative research project including multiple stakeholders:
--Other scientists in Kenya and the U.S.
--Administrative officials at the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta National Hospital
--Local and central government agencies in Kenya
Develop and implement a plan for upgrading and maintaining high quality laboratory technology at the field site
Mentor and supervise visiting students and scientists from USA, and and local students and laboratory staff
Other tasks as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
Must be available to work odd hours for international phone calls due to the position being based in Kenya.
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