The Cape Town HVTN Immunology Laboratory (CHIL; www.chil.org.za), a division of the Hutchinson Centre Research Institute of South Africa (HCRISA), performs standardized endpoint assays compliant with GCLP guidelines to analyze immune responses elicited to HIV vaccines in clinical trials. The laboratory is a state-of-the art facility located in the Gardens neighborhood of central Cape Town.
The position will involve designing and conducting experiments to evaluate immune responses to vaccines tested in clinical trials. The Scientific Officer (SO) will conduct laboratory studies, train research technologists and implement laboratory quality assurance processes, maintaining an endpoints lab compliant with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP). S/he will report to Cape Town Laboratory management and will work in conjunction with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Program GCLP and R&D teams based in the US, as well as with members of the HVTN consortium to perform this job.
Other duties as assigned