Jan 072017

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Laboratory Services Coordinator will fill the role of a mid-level manager in the laboratory department. The scope of work within each department is determined by service and research directives established by funding agencies, but fall within the mission of decreasing HIV/AIDS transmission. The fellow will work closely with their teams to ensure that project deliverables are met. In addition, the fellow will serve as an important liaison between the Principal Investigator and staff at Emory University and the field sites.


  • Oversee laboratory activities in a fast-paced research environment
  • Ensure the appropriate and accurate flow of lab specimens through collection, testing, and data entry
  • Supervise a team of laboratory scientists, technicians, and repository managers to ensure adherence to principles of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
  • Coordinate varying laboratory procedures and research agendas
  • Manage laboratory equipment, procurement, and inventory levels of consumables and reagents

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in scientific field, public health, or related field
  • Experience/exposure to laboratory management (supplies, reagents, standard operating procedure adherence, etc.)*
  • Good written and communication skills*
  • Good time management and organization skills, ability to multi-task, and ability to manage a multi-faceted project and keep numerous channels of communication going at once*
  • Ability to work with a multicultural workforce*
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Access, with aptitude and ability to learn new software*
  • Previous international experience is a plus

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