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Biomedical Scientist Cytogenetics

  • Job reference: BBBH3856
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Biomedical Scientist - Cytogenetics.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Biomedical Scientist Cytogenetics performs DNA/RNA diagnostic experiments that involve among others: Sanger Sequencing; Fragment analyses on capillary electrophoresis [i.e. for Fragile X syndrome, MLPA etc]; Real-time PCR; Microarray analyses [Affymetrix, Illumina platforms or both]. Willingness to become involved in interpreting sequencing, fragment analyses, real-time PCR, microarray and NGS data after receiving proper training is highly desirable;
The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics assists in the validation of all equipment and processes within the laboratory, preparation of policies and procedures in accordance with CAP/ISO15189 and JCI, and training of staff in specific techniques as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the post-holder. The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics performs a broad range of technical and analytical work with a high level of individual skill and judgment, under minimal supervision. The incumbent is required to observe and maintain a high standard of laboratory health, safety and risk procedures; and works to departmental Standard Operating Procedures, and current professional standards. The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics is actively involved in the laboratory's continuing professional development program, preparing and delivering presentations to a range of staff, attending internal and external lectures, and undertaking additional training courses as required. The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in the technical and analytical work of the section
  • Liaises with Technologist II and Supervisor - Pathology Genetics on appropriateness of tests, results and additional testing as required
  • Monitors, records and reports back results, participates in discussions to rectify areas of concern if necessary
  • Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with other Technologist I grade and Senior staff
  • In liaison with the Technologist II and Supervisor - Pathology Genetics, ensures adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service
  • In liaison with the Technologist II and the Supervisor - Pathology Genetics, provides technical advice on, and assists in the selection / validation of new equipment
  • Takes responsibility for the maintenance and safe use of equipment within the section
  • Helps to ensure the provision of a high quality, cost-effective service with the emphasis on quality assurance in all aspects of the section supervised by monitoring and audit of internal quality control
  • Uses LIS to generate workload statistics and run queries. Assesses quality of data according to defined criteria
  • Participates in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to
  • Carries out corrective action as advised when the quality control procedures fail
  • Assists in ensuring achievement of and maintaining CAP and ISO15189 standards in the section
  • Ensures policies and procedures for the sections are adhered to
  • Participates in the training (theoretical and practical) of technical staff in methodologies, principles and procedures by way of tutorials, presentations and seminars
  • Participates in the implementation of new methodologies under the direction of the Technologist II and Supervisor - Pathology Genetics

A full job description availible upon request

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological science, Medical Laboratory sciences, Medical Technology or other relevant program
  • 2+ years' relevant experience
  • Meet the requirement for licensure by Qatar Supreme Council of Health which includes a prometric exam
  • Licensed and/or certified by an accredited licensure body in the home country
  • Participation in Continual Professional Development/Education
  • Competent in broad range of technical processes in the general laboratory
  • Competent in several sections such as Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis and Blood Transfusion
  • Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189/CPA/CAP/ JCI standards and guidelines
  • Able to work as part of team, but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Required to participate in the 24/7 service provision of the laboratory, including weekends and holidays

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary in Qatar + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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