The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Clinical Laboratory Research Manager

The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Clinical Laboratory Research Manager

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for leprosy control programs. It also undertakes internationally recognized research into leprosy and implements disability inclusive community development programs through its own activities and strategic partnership.

Being one of the largest NGOs in the country working in the field of leprosy, TLM Nepal mainly focuses in working with and for people affected by leprosy. Its development interventions focuses in the areas of health, capacity building, education, sustainable livelihoods, community development, advocacy and research working towards equity and inclusion of people affected by leprosy and disability in the development process.

The FOUND (Fueling Opportunities to end Unemployment for Nepalis with Disability) Project aims to support 2,500 unemployed skilled people with disabilities from five economic hub districts of Nepal – Morang, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu to find and thrive in formal or self-employment. Targeting 550 business owners and employers, will improve knowledge, confidence, skills and attitudes so they understand the abilities of people with disabilities. For people with disabilities, it will improve employability skills and self-confidence, pilot inclusive job searches and hiring practices and collate evidence of what works.

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for …

Clinical Laboratory Research Manager

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Location: Mycobacterial Research Laboratories (MRL), Anandaban Hospital
Reports to: Director of Research and Laboratories
Working hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Overall purpose of job:

Incumbent will manage the routine clinical laboratories and work closely with the Research Director and Team to develop innovative ideas and implement, analyze, report and publish research projects. Incumbent will assist in coordinating clinical research sampling and design, ensuring international standards and regulatory methodology (GCP, GCLP) within multidisciplinary projects.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage clinical lab operations onsite as well as for satellite clinics and field camps
  • Support to maintain routine clinical laboratory activities including but not limited to specimen collection, storage, processing, testing and recording, result dissemination, etc. Update, develop, validate, and maintain clinical laboratory SOPs for protocols, kits and equipment to meet international standards and ensure safety, security and accuracy of results
  • Participate in hospital Infection Control Committee meetings
  • Ensure appropriate and periodic internal and external quality control and quality assessments of kit and equipment’s function
  • Attendance of camps or clinics  
  • Contributes to ensure ethical management of patients accessing MRL services and human participants in clinical research projects
  • Adhere to all MRL and national biohazard and waste management procedures
  • Engage in developing, planning and managing of research projects in coordination with line manager and research leads
  • Be responsible for administrative tasks such as developing reports, papers, protocols, as well as relevant databases and analyses
  • Assist line manager(s) and research lead(s) in administrative tasks such as developing relevant reports, papers, protocols, as well as relevant databases and analyses
  • Report to line manager, or if indicated by circumstance the Human Resources Manager regarding any safeguarding issues
  • Any other job assigned by line manager

Any special working conditions: Valid NHPC Registration

Notes applying to all jobs at TLMN:

  • TLM Nepal has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. The post holder should have signed and must comply with all TLMN organisational policies, including the Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.

Person Specification:

  • Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Medical Technology or related fields; with Medical Laboratory Technology background / PhD and biomedical research and/or clinical trials experience preferred
  • 5+ years as laboratory in charge in 100+ bed hospital; active roles in published biomedical research including at least one as first author in a Pubmed-listed journal.  Preferred: clinical trial experience
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, to include compilation and delivery of presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Must have ability to adapt to fluctuating timelines, work demands and changes in scope of work. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to problem solve and implements corrective action as needed
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision.
  • Sound organizational and time management skills, including the ability to perform high-volume tasks to meet deadlines, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and consistency

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to visit our website at https://tlmnepal.org/get-involved/#work and submit their application through the online portal. The application deadline is on 10th September 2021, 4:00 pm.

TLM Nepal has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. The post holder should have signed and must comply with all TLMN organizational policies, including the Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.

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