Bsc / MSc / PhD / PhD / 10+ years experience in Biological Science
Over-see the activities of Genetics and Molecular Biology department and perform specialized investigations
Keep the Genetics and Molecular Biology department in readiness for audits by regulatory authorities at all times.
Ensure proper processing and analysis of molecular and genetics test samples (NGS, MLPA, Fragments, Sanger/RT-PCR) as per the standard operating procedure guidelines and as requested by the clinicians.
Be alert to functioning of lab and instruments and immediately notify any deviation to the Consultant / Head of the department.
Ensure all test / samples are processed as per the accreditation requirements of NABL and CAP, to achieve highest quality standards.
Ensure that the calibration of equipment is performed according to the set protocol.
Formulate and standardize reagents & solutions required in the laboratory
Ensure that TAT is maintained by the timely preparation and release of reports and that the critical reports are informed to the relevant personnel in a timely manner.
Keep track of inventory and place indents for the reagents requirements.
Out-sourcing of test that are not performed in-house to appropriate laboratories and timely dispatch of reports
Maintain a high level of confidence in the test results
Ensure optimal equipment utilization – by ensuring that all equipment’s are operational and ready to use by other laboratory staff and sufficient supplies are available.
Identify new tests to be added and ensure proper standardization and validation of these tests.
Ensure that all quality control activities are performed as per set protocols and cross-check control values
Understand and comply with the laboratory Quality Control and Quality Assurance policies and procedures for instrumentation testing
Ensure up-keep of equipment by looking after the daily, weekly and periodic maintenance procedures so that all equipment are operational and ready for use.
Up-date and maintain the maintenance log book and monitor timely maintenance schedule by ensuring that all spare parts would be available during the servicing and break-downs
Maintain patient confidentiality
Attend to all patient queries and complaints and solve them
To be sensitive about the patients needs and perform duties to his utmost satisfaction
To coordinate activities between patients, laboratory and clinicians
To keep yourself updated to latest developments in the field
Provide practical training to small groups within area of expertise
Look after the general up-keep and maintenance requirements of the equipment’s
Maintain health and safety guidelines in handling hazardous chemicals and bio-hazardous samples
Up-date techniques and revise SOP to keep pace with changing technology.
Prepare documents as per requirements of audits for accreditation
Set the duty roaster for the month and ensure that it is followed
Control the inventory management and documentation and coordinate with the purchase department to ensure that there is no stock-out situation
Trouble shooting as when required
Guide attendants and house-keeping staff in maintaining general cleanliness of laboratory and other equipment
Interact in a professional manner with doctors, nurses and other personnel.
Undertake all the other duties at a comparable level of responsibility as required from time to time.
Demonstrate responsibility, accountability and high levels of independence whilst following the departments protocols and procedures
Keep record of attendance to attendants and cleaners on daily basis and to communicate any form of absence according to departments absence reporting procedure
Take any additional; responsibility as directed by HOD, laboratory Manager
Report any disciplinary issues to the HOD and Laboratory Manager