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Africa Health Research Institute

Laboratory Quality Officer

The Laboratory Quality Officer will work as part of a small team responsible for the ongoing implementation and continuous improvement of the Quality Management system, in accordance with current ISO 15189 and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) requirements, in the Clinical Laboratory of the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) – which provides clinical/diagnostic and research services for various clinical trials and research studies conducted by AHRI.

The incumbent will report to the designated Quality Manager and liaise closely with the Head of Department, Laboratory Manager, core supervisors, as well as all other laboratory team members. The incumbent will be responsible directly or indirectly for all aspects of the Quality Management System of the laboratory across all its core laboratories and sites of operation. The position is based at the AHRI Durban campus/site, but the incumbent will be required to travel to AHRI Somkhele campus on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

BSc Honours /B Tech in a Medical Health or Human Science field

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a medical/clinical or research laboratory setting
  • Experience and knowledge operating in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) or similar environment, will be an advantage.
  • Ability to write and review laboratory analytical plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and action plans.
  • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control
  • Experience using computers and Microsoft applications for various tasks.


  • Proven work experience as a Quality Coordinator or similar role in an accredited medical laboratory.
  • A qualification relating to quality management.
  • ISO15189 Training
  • SA Citizen or SA Resident with current work visa is an essential requirement.

As part of AHRI’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols and to increase the safety of our staff, this position has been classified as a high-risk position and as such applicants will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when applying.

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work permit holders. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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