Job Opportunities at NIMR ~ LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization established by an Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E.2002) and became operational in 1980.
NIMR-Mwanza Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance.
On behalf of the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research, the Centre Director of NIMR Mwanza is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill the following vacant position whose duty station will be in Mwanza City.
JOB POSITION: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (1 POST)
Candidate shall be responsible for carrying out laboratory procedures according to the laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), study protocols, national and international standards.
The Laboratory Technician will report and work under the Head of laboratory Sciences Unit.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. To provide overall management and supervision of the laboratory aspect of the project;
ii. To collect samples, perform laboratory tests and preserve samples where relevant;
iii. To perform quality control of laboratory procedures according to the study protocol as well as national and international standards;
iv. To prepare reagents and upkeep of laboratory equipment;
v. To assist keeping records for Laboratory investigations;
vi. To comply with laboratory safety procedures, possessing adequate knowledge of instrumentation, theory, and application of new and existing tests;
vii. To perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned by supervisors.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCES:
i. A Holder of Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. The candidate must be registered by Health Laboratory Practitioners Council;
ii. At least three years working experience in clinical research setting;
iii. Strong communication skills English and Kiswahili;
iv. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to organize time appropriately and effectively;
v. Self-motivated; team player, able to work independently under minimum supervision;
vi. Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks for both self and the team to be able to meet requirements and deadlines;
vii. The candidate should be a Tanzanian not above 45 years of age.
MODE OF APPLICATION
All applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae.
Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.
Applicants are also reminded to indicate reliable day time contact information.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please submit your application to:
The Centre Director,
NIMR Mwanza Centre,
P. O. Box 1462,