The Regional Microbiologist / Laboratory Specialist will play a key role implementing the Fleming Fund’s approach to improving bacteriology in laboratories supported by the Fleming Fund in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. The grants programme seeks to improve national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance by improving laboratory services and engaging clinical staff in the planning, execution and use of diagnostic services.
The Regional Microbiologist / Laboratory Specialist will play a vital role in the Fleming Fund’s approach to improving AMR surveillance. The position holder will lead the Fleming Fund’s oversight of programme laboratory quality in the SEA region, covering the countries of Laos, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, and Vietnam. The position holder will provide expert input and coordination in grant management as a member of the Regional Team supporting the end-to-end process of grant management: this includes developing requests for proposals, country visits and site assessments, evaluation of proposals, contributing to programme recommendations, and monitoring of grant implementation. The position holder will additionally guide and support the approach to training, continuing professional development, the Fellowship Scheme and clinical and practitioner engagement.
The position holder is expected to have an excellent working knowledge of medical bacteriology, laboratory biosafety and biosecurity, and laboratory quality management systems. They will work with grantees to ensure a consistently safe and high-quality laboratory improvement programme in line with the grant’s ToRs. They may also be required to provide support to other regions and work in partnership with their counterparts in each of the three other regional hubs. They will join a team which includes a One Health / veterinary specialist, with whom they will work closely to provide complementary technical input.
The role includes regular travel to countries within the region for on-site verification and partner liaison. The amount and type of travel is carefully considered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and only undertaken following Mott MacDonald’s rigorous safety and security policies.
The Regional Microbiologist / Laboratory Specialist will report to the Regional Coordinator and work closely with the rest of the regional team, with the Lead Clinical Microbiologist, and with members of the Core Technical Team.
Clinical scientist with specialism in Microbiology including significant experience in bacteriology or Senior laboratory scientist with specialism in Microbiology including significant experience in bacteriology.
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