Technical Specialist – Microbiology

Posted By: FIND


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Technical Advisor / Specialist

Rural and Urban Development

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

(1) Provide support to the Project Lead and Team Lead- Microbiologist in the implementation of all technical assistance activities of laboratories, including the creation/ review of documents for situational analysis of existing testing capacities;

(2) Provide support to the Project Lead/ Team Lead in the preparation of an easy-to-use, laboratory setup tool kit. The kit shall include lab set-up checklist, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), QMS and training content. The training content for laboratories shall address testing, data management, lab quality assurance, lab biosafety, biomedical waste management and other areas, as defined under the project;

(3) Provide support to the Project Manager/ Team Lead (MB) for the preparation of specific training content, relating to the implementation of IPHL and NEDL guidelines, QMS, infectious disease testing, specimen collection testing, handling, transportation, and biosafety;

(4) Provide technical support across the LSS Project District/ testing sites, as and when required including site visits/ handholding/ technical support for testing methodologies, QA, biosafety, and biomedical waste management;

(5) Coordinate with identified labs/ hubs and identified participants, for online courses, webinars, and onsite/ assisted training;

(6) Ensure that project activities are conducted as per the work plan;

(7) Support the conduct and of microbiology lab testing, and equipment, based on requirement;

(8) Actively contribute and support the Team Lead (MB) in improving existing training materials and in developing new AV material on lab related training, including equipment handling and maintenance;

(9) Contribute as a lab/ site level facilitator, for various lab related training sessions, as necessary;

(10) Support or provide assistance to the team in laboratory assessment visits;

(11) Identify gaps or challenges in the technical functioning, or operations of labs, and liaise with concerned lab/ site staff, to resolve them;

(12) Provide timely feedback to FIND/ Donors/ District Officials/ Stakeholders, on the performance of laboratories under identified parameters;

(13) Compile and analyse data relating to various project activities and support the preparation of periodic reports;

(14) Support external experts and the Team Lead (MB) in the publication of achievements of the project;

(15) Any other task, as assigned from time to time.



Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.

1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar

New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025

Phone Nos.: 4081-9900; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online to by or before October 31, 2022

Eligibility Criteria


Essential Qualifications and Experience:

(1) Applicants must be MBBS and MD/ M.Sc. Microbiology/ Medical Microbiology) with a minimum of two years of experience in laboratory, especially in microbiology;


M.Sc. Microbiology and Ph.D in Microbiology with minimum two years of experience in laboratory, especially in microbiology ;


Postgraduates (M.Sc.) in Microbiology with a minimum of five years of experience in laboratory, especially in Microbiology;

(2) Experience of conducting lab assessments, developing training contents and conducting training;

(3) Experience of working in health programs at the national and state-level (including IDSP, NTEP, NACP and, others);

Skills and Competencies

(1) Strong scientific background in microbiology, and microbiology related lab testing;

(2) Well familiar with microbiology lab techniques, equipment, and data analysis etc;

(3) Good coordination skills;

(4) Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;

(5) Strong team orientation;

(6) Ability to work independently, with minimum handholding and supervision;

(7) Energetic, resilient, and passionate;

(8) Good computer knowledge (MS Office suite particularly MS Excel and MS Word);

(9) Willing to travel if required and at short notice.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:FIND
  • About Organization:Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) is established in India as an independent non-profit organization created under Section 8 (Indian) Companies Act, 2013 with its office in New Delhi. FIND India is the key implementing partner of Central Tuberculosis (TB) Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for strengthening and expanding TB laboratory diagnostic capacity within the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP) supported by the Global Fund. FIND India is a subsidiary of FIND, an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to activities that result in; 1) new diagnostic tools; 2) expanded access to these tools; and 3) strengthened diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. For more information, please visit