CHIEF GOVERNMENT CHEMIST

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This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Carry out microbiological analysis of food, drugs, condiments and
  • spices, herbal medicine, waste water, sediment, soil, detergents, disinfectants, chemicals and their products;
  • Develop, validate and review analytical methods of sampling and microbiological analysis of food, drugs, herbal medicine, waste water, sediment, soil, detergents, disinfectants, chemicals and their products;
  • Prepare, implement and review of the Standard Operating Procedures for microbiology laboratory analysis;
  • Conduct applied research on matters related to microbiology laboratory activities;
  • Develop, implement and review of the Microbiology laboratory Quality Manual for accreditation purposes;
  • Participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes to facilitate accreditation of the microbiology laboratory analytical methods;
  • Provide scientific advice and advisory services on matters related to microbiology laboratory activities;
  • Interpret and review analytical results and prepare reports of microbiology laboratory findings/results for use in the court of law or elsewhere;
  • Implement Quality Management System and microbiology laboratory accreditation requirements;
  • Prepare technical specifications for purchase of microbiology laboratory instruments, reference culture media, chemicals and reagents, reference books and consumables;
  • Conduct emergency inspection, sampling and microbiological laboratory analysis of food, drugs and their raw materials and herbal medicine on matters of national or public interest; and
  • Assess the Microbiology Laboratory Section risk, analysis and implement mitigation measures accordingly.

This Section will be led by a Manager.

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