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IT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (SG 14)

Responsibilities

  1. Inventory Management: Maintain accurate records of IT assets, including hardware, software licenses, and peripherals. Conduct periodic inventories and assist with asset disposal or recycling as needed.
  2. Procurement Support: Assist with procurement processes by researching vendors, obtaining quotes, processing purchase orders, and tracking deliveries of IT equipment and supplies.
  3. Technical Support: Provide basic technical support to staff members, such as troubleshooting common IT issues, assisting with software installations, and directing users to appropriate resources for assistance.
  4. Documentation Management: Maintain and organize documents, records, and files related to IT projects, systems, and processes. This may include updating technical manuals, procedures, and policies.
  5. Policy Compliance: Ensure that IT-related policies and procedures are communicated and adhered to within the organization, including policies related to data security, acceptable use, and IT equipment usage.

Qualifications

  1. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field like information technology, computer science, business administration, or office administration.
  2. Technical Skills: Proficiency in basic computer skills is essential, including knowledge of office productivity software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with other software applications commonly used in business environments may also be beneficial. Additionally, an understanding of basic IT concepts and terminology can be advantageous.
  3. Administrative Skills: Strong administrative skills are crucial for an IT secretary, including excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, and time management skills. The ability to multitask effectively and prioritize tasks according to deadlines and importance is also important.
  4. Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for effective interaction with colleagues, stakeholders, and external parties. The IT secretary should be able to convey information clearly and professionally, both in person and through written correspondence.
  5. Interpersonal Skills: The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and interact with individuals at all levels of the organization is important. Diplomacy, tact, and discretion are particularly valuable when dealing with sensitive or confidential information.
  6. Technical Support Skills: While advanced technical knowledge may not be required, basic technical troubleshooting skills and the ability to provide assistance with common IT issues can be beneficial. This may include tasks such as troubleshooting software problems, assisting with hardware setup, or providing guidance on using IT systems.
  7. Adaptability: The IT landscape is constantly evolving, so the ability to adapt to changes and learn new technologies or processes quickly is highly desirable. Flexibility and a willingness to take on new challenges can contribute to success in this role.
  8. Professionalism: A professional demeanor and attitude are important for representing the IT department and the organization. The IT secretary should demonstrate reliability, integrity, and a commitment to providing high-quality support to colleagues and stakeholders.
  9. Experience: While not always required, previous experience in a similar administrative or support role, particularly within an IT environment or related field, can be advantageous. Experience with office administration, customer service, or technical support roles can provide valuable skills and knowledge applicable to the IT secretary position.

PROJECT TECHNICAL SPECIALIST I (SG 16)

Duration: July 01, 2024 to June 30, 2025 (12 months) | Project Title: The Clinical Utility of HRMS Analysis in the Prognostication of Hereditary Breast Cancer in Filipino Patients

Job Description
The Project Technical Specialist I (PTS I) is mainly responsible for conducting sample analysis for the proteomics project. S/he is expected to spearhead the timely reporting of project deliverables to the project leader and staff. S/he will monitor and summarize reports and/or the status of the project as part of the regular reporting to the funding agency. S/he will perform other duties as required or assigned by the project leader.

S/he is expected to:

  • Undergo training in handling and operation of the UHPLC and Orbitrap MS System to conduct analyses for the project
  • Perform scientific experiments, data analysis, and any relevant visualizations for the assigned project
  • Monitor the deliverables of the project while assisting the project leader in the timely submission of the progress reports as required by the funding agency
  • Perform regular maintenance of the laboratory equipment and instruments; Including troubleshooting and repair when needed
  • Organize and consolidate necessary patient information from relevant databases
  • Perform data analysis and process information obtained in the study
  • Assist in writing reports and summaries of clinical data generated from the study for submission
  • Can complete the 1-year contract
  • Can perform other duties that may be required by the Project Leader

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of any health-allied course (Bachelor’s degree or higher); Preferably a graduate of Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. MS units in the specified fields are preferred.
Training: Knowledge of Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry techniques
Experience: At least 1 year of employment experience in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Should be fully vaccinated prior to deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and other relevant computer programs and software
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

PROJECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANT VI (SG 15)

Duration: July 1, 2024 to May 15, 2025 (10.5 months) | Project Title: Screening for Metabolic Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy in Filipino adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Job Description
The Project Technical Assistant VI (PTA IV) is mainly responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of the project, including but not limited to procurement, documentation, and accounting of project expenses. S/he will serve as a liaison between officers of the ethics board, project site, and implementing agency for coordinating activities and events. S/he will assist in writing reports and summaries on the project status as part of the regular reporting to the funding agency.

S/he is expected to:

  • Oversee the administrative functions of the project and facilitate communication between all parties involved in the project
  • Spearhead procurement of reagents, supplies, and equipment needed for the project
  • Track and file all incurred expenses/disbursements of the project
  • Monitor and draft financial reports quarterly
  • Liaise between UPMREB, PGH, and PGC-PPMF for proper and timely coordination of events.
  • Assist in writing reports and status of the project to the project leader and funding agency
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the project leader

Qualifications

Education:  Graduate of any bachelor’s degree preferably in any Life Sciences-related field
Training: Knowledgeable in government procurement and/or experience in public health
Experience: At least 1 year of employment experience in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Should be fully vaccinated before deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and other relevant computer programs and software;
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

PROJECT TECHNICAL AIDE VI (SG 9)

Duration: July 1, 2024 to May 15, 2025 (10.5 months) | Project Title: Screening for Metabolic Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy in Filipino adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Job Description

The Project Technical Aide VI is mainly responsible for contacting and scheduling appointments of participants and conducting screening and recruitment of participants in the Screening for Metabolomic Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy in Filipino Adult Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Project. They are also responsible for assisting the Project Technical Specialist I in attending patients during clinical visits and organizing and consolidating patient information to the database. Ensures proper monitoring and record keeping of all project documents. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

S/he is expected to:

  • Organize and consolidate necessary patient information from relevant databases
  • Contact and schedule appointments of participants in the study at scheduled intervals
  • Conduct patient screening and recruitment
  • Assist Project Technical Specialist I in attending to patients during clinical visits
  • Ensure proper monitoring and record keeping of the project documents by logging and endorsing to proper contacts
  • Report to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and occasionally to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC)
  • Preferably can complete 1 year contract
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the project leader

Qualifications

Education: Any Bachelor’s degree, but a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Medical Technology  is a plus
Training: Knowledgeable in government procurement and/or experience in public health
Experience: At least 1 year of employment experience in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Should be fully vaccinated prior to deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and other relevant computer programs and software; 
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (SG 13)

Duration: July 01, 2024 to December 31, 2024 (6 months)

Job Description
The Junior Research Associate (JRA) is mainly responsible for assisting in conducting end-to-end client services and general maintenance of laboratory equipment. They may also be called upon to assist in the writing of research proposals, manuscripts, patents, and manuals of the facility. 

S/he is expected to:

  • Participate in client consultations for OMICS services
  • Perform end-to-end proteomic and/or metabolomic analyses
  • Provide support to projects in their protein/proteomic analysis
  • Assist in internal and external training for mass spectrometry
  • Assist the Facility Director in the conduct of PPMF’s in-house research projects, and contribute in the writing of  proposals, manuscripts, patents, and manuals  for the PPMF.
  • Record LC/MS-related analysis and client databases
  • Perform other work-related duties or functions as assigned by the laboratory manager,  OMICS head analyst, Protein head analyst and/or Program Director.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of any health allied course (Bachelor’s degree); Preferably a graduate of Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry. MS units in the specified fields are preferred.
Training: Training in LCMS, &  LIMS is an advantage.
Experience: At least 1 year of employment experience in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Should be fully vaccinated prior to deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and other relevant computer programs and software
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

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