Networking Expert for Laboratory Information Management System

Last date of application
 17-May-21 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
Networking Expert for Laboratory Information Management System
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) India, New Delhi

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Networking Expert for Laboratory Information Management System, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) India, New Delhi

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), is established in India as an independent, non-profit, created under Section 8 (Indian) Companies Act, 2013, with its office in New Delhi. FIND India is the key implementing partner of Central TB DivisionMinistry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, for strengthening and expanding TB laboratory diagnostic capacity under the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) with the support of the Global Fund.

FIND India is a subsidiary of FIND, an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to activities that result in 1) new diagnostic tools; 2) expanded access to these tools; and 3) strengthened diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low-and middle-income countries.

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.finddx.org/

PURPOSE OF THE POST:
For the diagnosis of patients who are suspected to have drug-resistant TB, samples are referred to advanced Laboratory facilities available at district, regional, or state levels. Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was developed for digitization of laboratory data recording and reporting to referring facilities via Nikshay and is being implemented by various TB Culture and Drug Susceptibility Testing (C&DST) Laboratories under NTEP.

Under the new Global Fund (TGF) project spread over 3 years from 2021-24, FIND in consultation with NTEP aims to expand LIMS to various CBNAAT/GeneXpert and TrueNatTM facilities (currently >3000 facilities, more getting established) along with automated data capture from the machines.

FIND will strengthen LIMS to cover newer TB C&DST labs as well as from the perspective of sustainability and mainstreaming. Further, FIND will support the integration of various Laboratories' related portals such as the EQA portal and e-training with LIMSFIND will also work towards promoting the integration of other HMIS systems with NTEP’s Nikshay portal. The staff of various facilities will be trained to use various IT solutions provided to them under NTEP.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Networking Expert-Laboratory Information Management System (NE-LIMS) shall be responsible for developing digitization of laboratory data recording and reporting to referring facilities via Nikshay and is being implemented by various TB Culture and Drug Susceptibility Testing (C&DST) Laboratories under NTEP.

Key Responsibilities:
(1) Manage connectivity of CBNAAT, TrueNatTM machine, and HIMS system with Nikshay. The connectivity of LIMS Local networking such as Firewall, router, Server PC, Desktop PC and Tablet;
(2) Provide support in the deployment of project in Cloud server and manage cloud server;
(3) Support online and webinar training programs and provide onsite/offsite training as required;
(4) Assessment of networking requirements, decision making for procurement of IT Hardware;
(5) Deployment of ETL, Web API, Software updates in the labs;
(6) Provide support to manage Helpdesk;
(7) Knowledge of establishment, maintenance, security, and up-gradation of Network;
(8) Coordinate with vendors/state official/labs for connectivity solutions of CBNAAT machines and TrueNatTM; 
(9) Any other responsibilities as identified from time to time by the Reporting Head.

4. QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 
     

Qualification:

(1) Applicants must have B.Tech. (Computer Science & IT)/ MCA/ M.Tech. (Computer Science & IT)/ M.Sc. (Computer Science) in the field of Information Technology from a recognized University;
(2) Qualified CCNA Certification.

Experience:
(1) Applicants must have a minimum of four years of experience in networking including knowledge of Port, OSI model, Connectivity of LAN, WAN, router, switch, bridges, firewall;
(2) Prior experience in managing health information systems development cycle shall be preferred;
(3) Knowledge of Virtual Machine configuration.

Skills and Competencies
(1) Good oral and basic written communication skill;
(2) Enjoy the challenges and opportunities provided by new technologies;
(3) Ability to quickly learn and implement new concepts, terms, and vocabulary;
(4) Ability to research and self-study to find solutions to unknown issues and generally improve oneself;
(5) Ability to operate and interact with customers in a remote/virtual environment;
(6) Strong team orientation as well as ability to work independently (with minimum handholding and supervision);
(7) Willingness to travel as per project needs;
(8) Energetic, professional, mature, and confident.

5. LOCATION: New Delhi

6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive and shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience, and salary history, of the selected candidate.

7. CONTRACT TYPE AND PERIOD:
This is a full-time position, and the initial contract will be offered for a period of one year, which shall be renewable based on performance, project extension and fund availability.

8. REFERENCE: NE-LIMS-FIND

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 2684 2162; 4165 3612

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online to https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/FIND by or before May 17, 2021.