RISE Program Makassar Job Vacancies: Assessment Team Leader & Laboratory Technician, South Sulawesi

We are hiring!

  • Key Responsibilities 
    • Lead in laboratory supervision, laboratory management and data management
    • Be the point of contact between in-country laboratory and field workers 
    • Ensure field and laboratory work is implemented consistent with protocols and standard operating procedures developed by the Melbourne-based scientific team 
    • Lead in laboratory and field budget control and workload management 
  • Key Result Area 
    • Timely and cost-effective achievement of all activities and outputs relating to RISE Assessment 
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of Master’s degree preferable in public health, environmental health, environmental science or other relevant field;
  • Qualification or experience in project management or related field; 
  • At least ten years’ laboratory and/or research experience including lab staff management and supervision, auditing of OH&S and other quality systems, and schedule and budget control;
  • Excellent English oral and written language skills essential.
  • Key Responsibilities
    • Undertake environmental and human biological sample processing pertaining to Environmental and Human Health assessment activities
    • Perform laboratory-based sample analysis procedures
    • Lead in the preparation of samples for international transport
    • Lead in-laboratory data management activities 
    • Support and collaborate with other lab staff
  • Key Result Area 
    • Timely achievement of all assessment activities and outputs
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree or higher in science, biology, microbiology, or a related discipline.
  • At least two years of experience in microbiology laboratory handling environmental or clinical samples, good laboratory practice and safe handling of equipment and samples, maintenance and record keeping activities, Quality Assurance and Quality control, and writing and/or following standard operating procedures.
  • Fluency in English is highly desirable. 
To Apply 
Please submit your CV immediately outlining relevant experience to fitriyanty.rise@gmail.com.

Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) is a five-year interdisciplinary research program which aims to demonstrate a new approach to water and sanitation management in urban informal settlements. Using a randomized control trial (RCT) methodology involving 24 informal settlements in Makassar, Indonesia and Suva, Fiji, the RISE theory of change is that the localized, nature-based Water-Sensitive Cities (WSC) approach to informal settlement upgrading can interrupt the fecal-oral transmission route, resulting in an improvement in human gastrointestinal health, especially for children under 5 years of age. The expected outcome is to provide evidence that localized, nature-based approaches can deliver, sustainable, cost-effective improvements in health and the environment in the Asia-Pacific and promoting further deployments in the region and globally.