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Research Assistant - INSPIRE

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)
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Job Description

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and and care and support services.care an


Job Title

Research Assistant - INSPIRE





Summary / Overview

  • The Research Assistant, INSPIRE NIH R01 – 1R01AI147331-01, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
  • S/he will be involved in receipt of samples and reagents, keeping of sample inventory, and documentation of laboratory processes.
  • The Assistant is to follow Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and safety guidelines and other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit to whom she/he will report.


Essential Functions

  • Select and label samples in preparation for testing.
  • Maintain all laboratory records.
  • Document all activities, results and report to laboratory management.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.
  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the execution of targets within agreed time lines.
  • Follow methodologies and standard operating procedures in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Computer literacy and experience with Laboratory Information Systems.
  • Accuracy and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion.
  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field.


29th May, 2020.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to "Deputy Director, Human Resources" through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

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  • Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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