NIRT Chennai Project Technician Job Openings | BSc Qualification

No. NIRT/PROJ/RECTT//2018-19 Dt: 30.01.2019

Walk-In-Written Test/Interview Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey is a time bound activity and is crucial for Ending TB in India and is planned to be undertaken on mission mode. High level of commitment is required with a will to work on Sundays & holidays (except, important local holidays). Job requires continuous field work throughout the country in various States/UTs for all posts. Preference will be given to those having working experience in National Health Surveys/ similar activities. 

Candidates are invited to attend Walk-In Interview / Written Test for the below mentioned posts. 

6 Project Technician III (Laboratory Technician) 3 

12th pass in science subjects with any one of the following: 
 (i) Two years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or 
(ii) One year Diploma in Med Laboratory Technology with one year laboratory experience in a recognised organization/institution or 
(iii) Two years laboratory experience in a government recognised organisation/institution. 
*B.Sc., degree shall be treated as three years’ experience. 

1. Experience in culture (solid and liquid) and DST for mycobacterium tuberculosis.
2. 1 year experience in RNTCP as LT. 
3. Past experience of working in an Intermediate Reference Laboratory or National Reference Laboratory for Tuberculosis. 

1. Get trained in Protocol of National TB Prevalence Survey, India 2017-18 as well as SOPs and training manuals. 
2. Get trained in SOPs of RNTCP and National Lab committee recommendations for Intermediate Reference Laboratories. 
3. Achieve necessary skills to perform CBNAAT, testing, sputum microscopy, C&DST and Blood tests using autoanalyzer before Survey commencement. 
4. Perform safe opening of all sputum specimens received by IRL. 
5. Use IT system (scanner and laptop) to ensure all entries of each sample is and its result is entered in the application. 
6. Inform the Survey Team & local DTO & STLS about the instances of leakage, contaminations etc. suggesting action e.g. Repeat sample collection. 
7. Perform processing of all received sputum and blood samples at the van and conduct test as per methods described in SOPs. 
8. Perform DNA extraction (following all steps of PCR) for Line Probe assay on all sputum sample received.
9. Any other job as assigned by Senior Investigator, Medical Officer & PMU as per Survey needs.  

9 Project Technician II (Health Assistant) 6 

1.High School* or equivalent with 5 years’ experience in health field from any recognized institute or organization 

*Intermediate with Science subjects shall be treated as equivalent to 2 years’ 

1. Experience of working in Surveys 
2. Experience of working in TB program 
3. Experience of working in Research. 

1. Get trained in Protocol of National TB Prevalence Survey, India 2017-18 as well as SOPs and training manuals. 
2. Confirm identity of participant based on survey enumeration database, enroll eligible in the survey, hand over correct enrolment card (with bar code) to the participant. 
3. Inform the participants about the details of Survey, testing methods adopted and risks as well as benefits of the participation with standard tool and experience and B.Sc shall be treated as equivalent to 3 years. obtain written, informed & valid consent before enrolment of participant.. 
4. Interview each enrolled participant (after taking consent) for symptom screening and history taking 
5. Enter all information during interview in the android application on tablet. 
6. Ensure that sputum is collected from each eligible based on symptom screening. 
7. Advise participants about the next place to proceed, accompany the participant if needed. 
8. Coordinate with local health staff (e.g. FHW) and MO / Survey Team Leader to ensure that all pregnant women are excluded from the study. Arrange for pregnancy test if required. 
9. Ensure that chest X-Ray has been taken for all eligible participants. 10. Motivate the local staff, volunteers, to promote more participation in Survey. 
11. Assist Senior Investigator in preparing cluster report. 
12. Any other job as assigned by Senior Investigator, Medical Officer & PMU as per Survey needs. 

10 Project Technician II (Laboratory Assistant) 

1 High School or equivalent with Five years’ experience in related field from Government Institution/Recognized institute OR Certificate of one year training in the DMLT from a recognised institute. 

1. B.Sc. or 2 years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician from recognized board or Institute. 
2. Experience in blood collection and sputum collection. 
3. Experience in Sample packaging and transportation procedures. 
4. Knowledge of biomedical waste management practices.

1. Get trained in Protocol of National TB Prevalence Survey, India 2017-18 as well as SOPs and training manuals. 
2. Assist the Laboratory Technician in all operations for blood and sputum sample collection, processing, organizing results etc. 
3. Maintain cleanliness in the van and ensure biomedical waste management practices. 
4. Ensure, water storage and emptying waste water tank from time to time. 
5. Any other job as assigned by Laboratory Technician, Senior investigator and Survey PMU. 

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