Laboratory Technician | WHO Pakistan-April 2021

Job Title:
Laboratory Technician

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Terms: Full-Time
Posting Date:28.04.2021
Closing Date:27.05.2021
Laboratory Technician | WHO Pakistan-April 2021

About Company:
World Health Organization (WHO):

We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in six regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.

About Job/Description:

Under the overall supervision of the WHO representative the incumbent is expected to undertake the following duties:

Laboratory Technician | WHO Pakistan-April 2021


  • Receive and Process blood samples from suspected Measles/Rubella cases received in the laboratory.
  • Testing of clinically suspected measles/rubella virus cases using IgM ELISA Kits.
  • Laboratory data entry and computerized report preparation
  • Processing of throat/oral swabs specimens and Laboratory testing and genotyping of Measles and Rubella virus
  • Molecular detection of Measles/Rubella infection using real-time and RT-PCR.
  • Virus Isolation through cell culture techniques
  • Reporting Results to EPI and WHO-EMRO
  • Preparation of Measles/Rubella virus specimen for shipment to RRL
  • Undertake other relevant duties as directed by the laboratory supervisor.

Requirements :

B.S, Microbiology
At least six months working experience in Virology Laboratory, preferably in Measles and Rubella virus diagnostic section.
ELISA, HA, HAI, Virus isolation, cell culture, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, Gel electrophoresis, nucleic acid purification, etc.

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