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Job Recruitment at The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)

May 21, 2020, 11:03 PM
The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. The Impact of Non-B HIV-1 Subtype on second-line Protease Inhibitor Regimens in Africa (INSPIRE) project is one of the research projects being implemented by the Institute. INSPIRE seeks to identify factors that predict virological failure among patients with Protease Inhibitor (PI) containing regimens.
To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitable and qualified candidates to fill in the position of:
Job Title: Research Coordinator - INSPIRE Location: Nigeria
  • The Research Coordinator works with and under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01.
  • The Research Coordinator will support, facilitate and coordinate daily clinical trial activities.
  • S/he will work with the PrincipaI Investigator of the study, research sponsor and institution and colleagues to support and provide guidance on aspects of the study e.g administration of the compliance, finance and personnel.
  • The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the program plan, coordinating core teams, arranging network meetings, coordinating training evaluations, monitoring of programs and ensuring that all program milestones are met.
  • S/he will ensure that budget and reports timelines are met and a good working relationship established with Key Project Personnel.
  • The Research Coordinator will report primarily to the Principal Investigator with associated responsibilities to the Department Head, Division Administrator or Program administrator.
Essential Functions
  • Collaborate with the PI, department, and institutional administration to ensure that clinical research and related activities are performed in accordance with federal regulations and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the PI to prepare Institutional Review Board /FCT Health Research Ethics Committee/National and any other regulatory submission documents as required by the protocol.
  • Assist the PI in development of materials and tools necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in the conduct of the study around issues related to (but not limited to) protocol requirements, execution of research plan. Maintain documentation of training. Provide appropriate training and tools for study team members.
  • Ensure the efficient day-today operation of research activities and serve as the point of contact for internal study staff
  • Monitor and maintain records of the progress of research activities, prepare periodic reports
  • Collaborate with PI and institution to respond to any audit findings and implement approved recommendations.
  • Collaborate with the PI and department to prepare a categorized budget and justification. Confirm accuracy and completeness of budgeted costs.
  • Attend investigator meetings as required or requested by the PI.
  • Prepare other study materials like informed consent documents case report forms (CRFs), enrollment logs, and drug/device accountability logs.
  • Assist PI in submission of informed consent documents to Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) for review and approval.
  • Establish and organize study files, including, regulatory binders, study specific source documentation and other materials.
  • Screen subjects for eligibility using protocol specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, documenting each potential participant’s eligibility or exclusion.
  • Assist PI in communication of study requirements to all individuals involved in the study. Maintain study timelines and adequate inventory of study supplies.
  • Plan and coordinate regular advisory board and steering committee meetings.
  • In conjunction with the PI, execute targets within agreed time lines.
  • Must hold a M.Sc / MPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Implementation Science.
Job Title: Research Assistant - INSPIRE Location: Nigeria
Summary / Overview
  • The Research Assistant, INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
  • S/he will be involved in receipt of samples and reagents, keeping of sample inventory, and documentation of laboratory processes.
  • The Assistant is to follow Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines and other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit to whom she/he will report.
Essential Functions
  • Select and label samples in preparation for testing.
  • Maintain all laboratory records.
  • Document all activities, results and report to laboratory management.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.
  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the execution of targets within agreed time lines.
  • Follow methodologies and standard operating procedures in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Computer literacy and experience with Laboratory Information Systems.
  • Accuracy and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion.
  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field.
Job Title: Data Assistant - INSPIRE Location: Nigeria
  • The Data Assistant, INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01, will take part in the research and routine data processing.
  • S/he will provide database and record keeping support, and perform various administrative and clerical duties as it relates to our organizational settings.
  • S/he will handle different types of data as required in the laboratory, and by the database software in use.
Essential Functions
  • Compile and gather data for processing and entering into databases.
  • Check and verify data relating to inventory supplies.
  • Enter patient data with medical history in a relevant database.
  • Maintain databases for various types of activities and functionalities.
  • Enter and retrieve data from a database relating to administrative tasks and functions.
  • Handle data processing operation relating to specific or multiple projects.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Accuracy and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion.
  • Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills.
  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Microbiology.
Job Title: Senior Program Officer - INSPIRE Location: Nigeria
Summary / Overview
  • The Senior Program Officer (Drug Level Analyst),INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
  • The focus of the drug level analyst is to provide a quantitative measure of drugs and/or their metabolites for the purpose of pharmacokinetic, bioequivalence, metabolism and exposure-response (pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamics) studies.
  • S/he will develop, validate, and maintain state-of-the-art quantitative assays to support research and clinical care for researchers and use his/her expertise in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, genetics, and genomics to help investigators develop scientific protocols and to help clinicians optimize drug therapy in patients.
  • The person will be expected to work following Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines.
  • S/he will also do other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit.
Essential Functions
  • Develop and implement analytical assays to assess the compartmentalized pharmacokinetics of anti-infective agents in the prevention and/or management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Carry out the quantification of small molecules using liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) analyses.
  • Measure concentrations of the compound of interest in samples.
  • Validate assays as per US Food and Drug Administration guidelines, Guidance for Industry: Bioanalytical Method Validation recommendations.
  • Participate in population pharmacokinetic analysis of the data.
  • Prepare budgets and supply orders.
  • Adhere to / enforce good research and laboratory practice including Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Provide monthly/regular updates of progress to both senior and junior staff
  • Provide technical expertise in support of laboratory components for the study and other research studies as assigned by the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Participate in the execution of targets within project stipulated time lines in conjunction with the PI
Qualification / Skills
  • Must hold a Ph.D. /MSc. in Chemistry with at least 3-5 years of experience.
  • She/he should have worked in an active research laboratory especially in drug level analysis.
  • Expert in the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical stages of the total testing processes.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to "Deputy- Director, Human Resources" via:   Note
  • Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  Application Deadline  29th May, 2020.

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