UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)

Technical Officer, National Virus Reference Laboratory

Location
Dublin
Posted
25 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2021
Ref
013937
Contact
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary 12 months (Plus temporary panel) post of a Technical Officer within National Virus Reference Laboratory

The National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL) plays an important role in the Irish Health Services as the principal diagnostic and reference service for clinicians investigating virus infections. The laboratory offers approximately 120 tests for the diagnosis of at least 45 different pathogens and the current workload involves performing, 970,000 tests per annum. The laboratory provides a 24/7 clinical and technical on call service to deal with urgent testing requirements and to support the National Transplant Programme.

The NVRL is accredited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a National Laboratory for Poliovirus, Influenza, Measles and Rubella. The NVRL is also accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration Number 326MT, in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 15189:2012 3rd Edition Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence. The main purpose of the post is to perform diagnostic investigations of patient samples from established procedures and ensure a rapid turnaround of laboratory test results to the NVRL service user.

95 Technical Officer\2013 Salary Scale: €40,015 - €52,985

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 9th December 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.