Biotech Engineer Needed at Institute of Human Virology

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:



Job Title: Biotech Engineer – Global Fund MDRTB Program
Umuahia-Abia, Zaria-Kaduna and Lagos
Office/Department: Clinical Laboratory Services Department & Maintenance Unit
Scheduled Work Times: Monday – Friday
Immediate Supervisor/Reports To: Manager, Bio-tech Engineering

Essential Funtion

The Bio-Tech Engineer is responsible for:

  • Install laboratory equipment within IHVN MDRTB reference Laboratories.
  • Biosafety level 2& 3 maintenance.
  • Carry out scheduled equipment and apparatus calibrations.
  • Liaise with third party supply & service companies on equipment support services.
  • Liaise with Regional Laboratory Officers on equipment functions, breakdowns and support for action.
  • HVAC maintenance.
  • Carry out repairs and planned preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for equipment in conjunction with the Quality Assurance unit and other units under the Laboratory Department.
  • Support equipment training for site lab staff.
  • Certify Biosafety cabinet
  • Write service and installation reports.
  • Provide monthly and weekly reports to the head of unit for activity and progress monitoring.

Key Equipment:

  • Autoclave, Biosafety cabinet, Inspissator, Centrifuge, Water bath, Freezer, incubator, microscopes, Genexpert, Laminal flow hood etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.Eng. / HND  Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
  • HND Sci. Lab. Tech with specialization in Physics with Electronic
  • BMLS with specialization in Instrumentation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic Electrical/Electronic/Instrumentation skills.
  • Basic computer application and troubleshooting.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratories, equipment’s and automation.




How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft word format to the “Associate Director, Human Resources” through this email address: [email protected]

Note: Candidates should indicate appropriate position and preferred location in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.




Application Deadline  21st November, 2017.

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