DATOS Vacancy: Global Laboratory Strengthening Expert

DATOS is looking for an Advisor Laboratory Strengthening. We are a world leading player in the field of medical laboratory services improvement under the One Health approach, with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

We believe in a world in which sustainable medical laboratory systems provide high quality services that are readily accessible to everyone. Our mission is to provide rationally designed, high quality, accessible and sustainable laboratory strengthening services using a collaborative, multi-pronged approach to assist governments, organizations, and health laboratories.

As we are expanding our team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed

Global Laboratory Strengthening Expert (90-100%)

Job description

The expert will conduct laboratory strengthening activities worldwide. This includes (but is not limited to) provision of advice and training focused on strengthening professionals, laboratories, and laboratory systems and networks. As we work mainly in low- and middle-income countries, regular short missions are an integral part of the work.

Key qualifications

We are looking for a colleague with the following qualifications:

  • A scientific education (at least MSc level) with hands-on biomedical or veterinary laboratory experience (BSc level or above).
  • Experience in laboratory strengthening, laboratory management and/or provision of courses based on adult learning principles.
  • Culturally sensitive with good communication skills and a sense of humor.
  • A commercial attitude with an open eye and mind for innovative ideas and market opportunities.
  • Prepared to travel frequently all over the world for short missions.
  • Nationality of a country that is part of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Resident in The Netherlands is an advantage.

What we offer

  • A position in which you can make a difference for vulnerable people worlwide.
  • Being part of a young and enthusiastic team working in a dynamic, rapidly expanding field.
  • Experienced colleagues who will help you settling in and share with you the tricks of the trade.
  • “Never a dull moment” work that will regularly challenge you and expand your field of expertise.
  • Frequent travel to interesting and sometimes challenging countries.
  • A competitive salary with home-work travel cost compensation.
  • Attractive business travel terms and conditions.
  • A learning environment with enormous potential for both personal and professional growth.
  • Primary location of work is our modern office in Leiden, The Netherlands.

More information

For more information on what we do, see datos-advice.nl

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Tjeerd Datema at t.datema@datos-advice.nl


Send your motivation and CV to working@datos-advice.nl. The deadline for applications is 24 March 2023.