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February 24, 2022

Medical Laboratory Immunologist Consultant

Myeloma Electrophoresis Review and interpretation

Position Overview:

Provides real-time Doctoral level support for the professional review of multiple myeloma cases.  Reviews serum and urine protein capillary electrophoresis and immunofixation electrophoresis and renders interpretations to support, or disagree with, data uploaded to computer system, based on primary interpretation made by local lab medical technologists.  Interacts with Medical Technologists, lab Supervisor (Testing Personnel),  other regional and global functional managers and Global Scientific Advisor for Clinical Immunology to ensure harmonized and high quality data delivery in accordance to the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) guideline.


  • Remotely reviews multiple myeloma electrophoresis results and provides interpretation of results uploaded by testing person
  • Provides feedback to individual testing personnel on their interpretative skills in a timely and helpful manner
  • Cooperates with other SMEs and the Global SME to provide support for sponsors as needed
  • Participates in ongoing competency of testing personnel involved in myeloma studies


Requires 5 to10 years of prior relevant experience in medical laboratory immunology specific to electrophoresis and immunoelectrophoresis as used in the diagnosis and prognosis of multiple myeloma in clinical trial subjects.

Board Certification preferred (ABMLI, ASM, AACC, ASHI)

Work Hours:

Approximately 1 hour per day, Monday thru Friday, occasional Saturday.  Additional hours substituting for other SMEs





January 20, 2022

 Senior Director, Clinical Immunology
 New York and as assigned


Key member of the product development team at IAVI:

•    Immunology leader on multiple IAVI Product Development Teams (PDT)
•    Works with PDTs on pre-clinical development, protocol design, developing and reviewing documents for regulatory and other submissions
•    Ensure assay development meets needs of clinical program and that assays are fit for purpose and meet the required standards
•    Liaise with PDT, product development partners (PDP) and clinical investigators to ensure
that appropriate assays are available or can be designed and developed
•    Liaise with immunology team and assessments at IAVI’s Human Immunology Laboratory in London, and at all other testing sites
•    Liaise with PDT and PDPs to develop analytical plans and other documents for clinical immunology assessments for phase I-IIb trials
•    Provide oversight of Immunogenicity testing of Phase I/II vaccine trials
•    Support data analysis through either IAVI resources or external resources (for partnered projects) and review immunology reports
•    Prepare data reports and present key findings (internally and externally), write manuscripts for peer review
•    Manage collaborations with external partners (PDPs, NIH, Pharma and academic institutions), ensuring appropriate samples are available and assays are fit for purpose
•    Collaborate with site investigators to collect, analyze and report data from studies in scientific meetings and publications
•    Work with partner organizations and collaborators globally to create and manage long-term scientific partnerships.
•    Attend scientific meetings, gain competitive intelligence and collaborate with external scientists to help advance IAVI’s scientific strategy

•    Must have an PhD, MD or equivalent degree
•    Extensive knowledge of HIV immunology, GCLP and method validation
•    Experience working in the developing world
•    Experience in the area product development would be an advantage
•    Commitment to IAVI’s mission
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: 
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Mobility to perform the essential functions of the position
•    Hearing and speech sufficient to verbally communicate in person and on the telephone constantly (66-100%)
•    Typical office environment
•    Occasional travel off-site for team meetings with collaborators, as needed (up to 20%)
•    Ability to travel to IAVI offices in New York
Other Duties: 
• Perform other duties as assigned
IAVI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER actively committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive global organization. IAVI believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a representative candidate pool. At IAVI, we celebrate the spectrum of colleagues’ experiences and believe that dedication to our mission above all is essential to our success as a scientific global non-profit. IAVI upholds these principles through IAVI’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

IAVI has zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, caste, national origin, home language, ancestry, religion, marital or civil partnership status, age, physical or mental disability, HIV status and any other medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status, in addition to any other status protected under the law in any of our locations worldwide.

If interested, please contact:

Preveen Ramamoorthy, Ph.D., Executive Director, Project Management
Product Development Center, IAVI

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