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Graduate Intern – Global Health:Becton Dickinson East Africa (BD) Jobs

BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument
systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world.
BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD’s capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world’s most pressing diseases.
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 28,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.
BD is seeking to engage suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following vacancies: Graduate Intern – Global Health
Location: East Africa
Key responsibilities:

  • Support country specific programmes working on the ground with Ministry of Health and implementing partners to develop overarching, integrated laboratory systems, services and quality improvement strategies
  • Improve the quality of laboratory diagnostics critical to the management of HIV/AIDS patients
  • Implement quality control and quality assurance guidelines and supervisory tools for hematology, chemistry, CD4 testing and rapid HIV testing
  • Strengthen TB reference sites to serve as centralized training facilities
  • Improve access to TB diagnostics for HIV positive patients
Education and Qualifications:
  • Degree/diploma in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Medicine or medical laboratory sciences
  • Alternative qualifications could be considered dependant upon professional experience
Professional Skills and Experience:
  • Graduated in 2009
  • Practical experience in Immunology, Microbiology or Hematology will be an added advantage
Interpersonal and Social Skills required:
  • Highly talented in coaching and teaching skills
  • Strong focus on customer support
  • Commitment to team work and co-operation
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • International outlook and cultural sensitivity
  • Accepts personal responsibility and has high ethical values
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment
Other Requirements:
  • Candidates must be fluent in English (written and spoken). Additional fluency in Swahili will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and be prepared for frequent travel within E. Africa and all International BD locations
If you meet the above criterion, please send your detailed CV with a handwritten cover letter, daytime contacts, copies of your academic and professional certificates to:
The Human Resources Manager
Becton Dickinson East Africa
P.O. Box 76613 – 00508
Nairobi, Kenya.
Closing date: 18th June 2010
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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