Laboratory Technicians (2 positions)

  • 10 months ago
  • Zomba
  • Job Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) would like to engage the services of a competent and dynamic individual to work in exciting research programs in Zomba, southern Malawi. Appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for two years, which may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds. Applicants are invited to fill the following positions:

POSITION: Laboratory Technician (Zomba)

2 Posts, based in Zomba.

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Technician shall carry out laboratory tests appropriate to particular research studies as designated by the site coordinator and the scientific leader; label and prepare specimens for testing and storage, including documentation and record keeping. Interested applicants should possess a diploma in Medical Laboratory sciences, be registered with the Medical Council of Malawi with a valid license to practice and have at least two years of experience in a research laboratory. Those who have additional malaria microscopy training and a certificate of Good Clinical Practice have an added advantage.

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of the role. They may change or vary over time depending on the specific needs at a specific point in time or due to changing needs of TRUE.

Duties shall include but not limited to the following:

  • To be a registered member of Medical Council of Malawi and act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with their rules and guidelines
  • To always put the patient/ study participant first (Patient centered).
  • To respect patient confidentiality and not divulge patient details or results to persons other than those immediately professionally responsible for the patient’s medical care or to those involved in research thereof.
  • To use the equipment and TRUE premises solely for the use it is intended and not for personal gain.
  • To work only under guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) as laid out by the Principle Investigator.
  • To work using safe practice, respecting the safety of fellow workers at all times and to work within Health and Safety Guidelines as set by the Health and Safety Officer.
  • Lab technicians will be expected to attend seminars and meetings both external and internal as available and as requested
  • To carry out laboratory tests in accordance with research protocols (SOPs) as set out either by the PI.
  • To be aware of, and work using the Quality Control protocols, both internal and external where appropriate set by the PI
  • To keep both paper and electronic records where appropriate.
  • To prepare and store specimens according to set protocols.
  • To monitor equipment at regular intervals according to set protocols where appropriate.
  • To keep all bench surfaces and equipment clean in all areas (except floors and hand basins which are cleaned by housekeepers).
  • To be responsible for the handling of laboratory spillages according to the spillage SOPs.
  • To work within the Health and Safety protocols of the department.
  • To carry out any other duty deemed to be reasonable, assigned by the scientific leader, Lab manager and the PI

Qualifications and experience

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science

How to apply

To apply CLICK HERE:

Closing date is 29th June 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.


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