Lecturer in Laboratory Technology
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Lecturer in Laboratory Technology will teach and demonstrate various laboratory procedures and techniques to undergraduate students and to assist with upgrading the current laboratory to a state of the art laboratory capable of supporting teaching and hands on practice of the full array of lab services utilized in Malawi. The PCRV will teach any 1 or 2 of the courses that fall under Biomedical Sciences discipline including: Hematology, Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Blood transfusion Sciences, Histology and other related courses. This position will not include involvement in or provision of any direct patient assessment, management, or care, the provision of any counseling services, or any supervision or conducting of clinical research. The PCRV will work towards quipping students with a wide range of laboratory skills and techniques and work in collaboration with fellow faculty to develop teaching materials that will remain with the college for future laboratory teaching.
Peace Corps Response established its “Advancing Health Professionals” program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.
• At least 2 years’ experience in a teaching/training medical/clinical academic research laboratory or busy tertiary hospital laboratory
• Interest and experience in mentoring and training staff and students.
• Be conversant with international Quality Improvement and assurance programs
• Significant experience working in a low resource setting
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Registered with a recognizable Biomedical Practice regulatory Body (in US or anywhere)
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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