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Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Job Opportunities

To : All interested candidates
From : Human Resource Department, Angkor Hospital for Children
Position : Microbiology Laboratory Technician
Report to : Laboratory Manager
Job Location : Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap
Vacancy : 01 position
Closing Date : 30th of November 2018 at 5:00pm

Angkor Hospital for children (AHC) is a non-profit organization providing free medical care to children in Siem Reap. The Cambodia-Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) is a medical research collaboration between Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) and the University of Oxford, UK. COMRU supports the diagnostic microbiology laboratory at AHC. The well-equipped BSL-2 laboratory processes around 10,000 clinical bacteriology samples per annum. In addition to bacterial culture, the laboratory also has ELISA, real-time PCR and MALDI-TOF capabilities. The unit’s research interests include invasive bacterial infection epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance, pneumonia and pneumococcal disease (colonisation dynamics / vaccine effects / diagnostics), hospital-acquired infection epidemiology, and neonatal infections.

AHC is looking for a highly motivated Cambodian individual who can fulfill the currently vacant position of Microbiology Lab Technician (1 position).

Main Responsibilities

  • Perform routine diagnostic microbiology laboratory procedures according to internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Perform research microbiology procedures according to internal SOPs to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Prepare culture media and laboratory reagents and perform quality control testing.
  • Perform data entry and maintain record keeping for patient and research data.
  • Assist with maintenance of the laboratory including equipment and stock.
  • Work on weekend and public holiday duty when scheduled.
  • Other laboratory duties as directed by senior staff.

Requirements

  • Lab Tech Certificate or Degree from a recognized university.
  • Previous work experience in a microbiology laboratory is desirable but not essential.
  • Good written and spoken English and Khmer.
  • Willing to learn and improve knowledge and skills.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to work diligently with good attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment involving different departments and outside agencies.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Honest and trustworthy.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit an Application for Employment (available at HR Department or download from http://angkorhospital.org/jobs/job-application-forms/) along with Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and eligible Certificate of degree to: Angkor Hospital for Children, Tep Vong Road & Umchhay Street, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap province‐district, PO Box 50, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia. Tel: (+855) 63 963 409, 012 67 47 55 or via email: [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and submitted applications will not be returned.

“Applicants who do not complete an AHC application form will not be considered”.

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