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Virologist (Polio Laboratory Scientist)

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N.G.O./Social Services
Health & Medicine
Total Position:
Job Type:
Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS) ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Province:
Islamabad Capital Territrory
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
M.Phil degree in Biochemistry/Micro Biology/Molecular Biology
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
1 Year(At least one year of professional experience on molecular detection and identification of enteroviruses and polioviruses)
Work Permit:
Apply By:
Jun 27, 2021
Posted On:
Jun 14, 2021
Job Description


Under the overall supervision of the WHO representative, the incumbent is expected to undertake the following duties at the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for the Polio Eradication Initiative, Department of Virology, National Institute of Health, Islamabad:


·        Isolation and identification of enteroviruses from sewage samples;

·        Molecular detection of enteroviruses including polioviruses through conventional and real-time RT-PCR;

·        Documentation of all laboratory procedures and data management;

·        Maintenance of laboratory Quality Control procedures;

·        Feedback on technical issues and report writing;

·        Undertake other relevant duties as directed by the supervisor and/or WR.

Educational and professional experience:

        ·        Masters in Philosophy Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and/or Molecular Biology.

·   At least one year of professional experience on molecular detection and identification of enteroviruses and polioviruses.

·     Experience of working on thermal cycler, real-time PCR assays, genetic analyzer and software applications for molecular biology.

Skills Required:

    ·     Demonstrable technical skills with at least six months experience of working on molecular

           techniques in a virology laboratory.

   ·    Capable of proper application and use of biosafety cabinets, conventional and real-time thermal  cycler.

·        Discernable experience of scientific studies preferably in viral diseases of public health concern.  

·        Data management and record expertise.

·        Proficient in using software tools for laboratory data analysis.


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