Jan 272016

Organization: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 03 Feb 2016

As part of a planned transition, CIDRZ is pleased to announce an opening for DIRECTOR, CIDRZ Central Laboratory, a world-class medical diagnostic facility located in Lusaka, Zambia, devoted to serving the people of Zambia through the provision of clinical laboratory and cutting-edge research services.

This exciting position is responsible for oversight and management of the Laboratory, is a direct report to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and will play a critical role on the CIDRZ Leadership Team. Key areas of this position encompass Laboratory oversight, business development, new assay and technology development, finance and procurement oversight, service delivery and data management.

If you are a PhD or MSc-prepared laboratory science professional with 10 or more years’ experience in the clinical or research lab environment, and at least 4 years’ experience in the management of a large laboratory, please consider joining our mission-driven organisation.

Further details can be found at:

CIDRZ is a vibrant independent Zambian non-governmental organisation that partners with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to effectively improve the health of Zambians. We conduct locally-relevant, cutting-edge research and health programming, and provide technical support and training to strengthen primary healthcare provision systems in the areas of HIV, TB, infectious disease, women’s, children’s and prisoner health. We are governed by a majority Zambian Board of Directors and Leadership Team and have collaborations with numerous renowned local and international universities and other partners.

The CIDRZ Central Laboratory has a complement of over 50 full-time staff that provide testing for a range of NIH and other network trials, essential support to the Zambian Ministry of Health Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) programme, and a full complement of in-house testing assays to the general public. The Laboratory meets international Quality and Competency Standards, including ISO 15189, Good Clinical Practice and Lab Guidelines, and regularly undergoes internal and external quality assurance reviews.

How to apply:

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number. Send relevant academic and professional certificates and detailed CV with day-time telephone to:

CIDRZ Director Human Resources P. O. Box 34681, LUSAKA ZAMBIA or email:

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