Job description for the post of Fellow in Clinical Microbiology The Department of Microbiology at the Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata is committed to providing timely, clinically relevant, and quality assured diagnostic test results in Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology for in-patients, out-patients, or other external clients for the laboratory at an affordable price. The diagnostic facility in the Microbiology laboratory would include state of the art equipment such as automated blood culture (BacT/ALERT from bioMerieux), automated bacterial and yeast identification and susceptibility system (Vitek2 from bioMerieux), automated serology system (Vitros 5600 and 7600 from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics), Real-time PCR systems (7500 from Applied Biosystems, Rotorgene 5-plex) and 3500 Genetic Analyzer (from Applied
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Biosystems), Hybrid Capture Assay for molecular microbiology tests. The Microbiology laboratory aims to provide an intellectually stimulating, safe, secure, educationally friendly work environment to its students, staff, and scientific officers and would concentrate on continuous quality improvement, research, and development. In contrast to other Microbiology laboratories, this would be one of the few labs in the country that would be providing a clinical microbiology and clinical virology service aimed towards infection management, antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral stewardship, and infection control and prevention activities. The laboratory and the hospital information services have been computerized using software developed by the Tata Consultancy Services.