28 Oct 2022

Health Laboratory Assistant at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

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Job Description


BACKGROUND

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Health. The Institute is mandated with carrying out, controlling, coordinating, registering, monitoring and promoting Health Research in Tanzania.

NIMR in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and

President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in May 2020 to undertake the project on “Molecular Surveillance of malaria parasite populations and drug resistance to support malaria control and elimination in Tanzania”. This is a 3.5-year project which is based at NIMR Headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The project aims at undertaking studies on population genetics of malaria parasites, drug resistance markers and surveillance of histidine rich protein 2/3 (hrp2/3) gene deletions. The project also has supportive and logistics aims which include training and leadership development for sustainability of MSMT,

Stakeholders’ engagement, and developing a data access and management.

The Institute is looking for qualified, competent and self-motivated Tanzanians to fill the positions of Health Laboratory Technologist and Health Laboratory Assistant for the MSMT project based at NIMR Headquarters in Dar es Salaam.

POSISTION: HEALTH LABORATORY ASSISTANT (1)

REPORTS TO: PROJECT MANAGER (PM)

JOB LOCATION: NIMR HEADQUARTERS DAR ES SALAAM.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform basic laboratory investigations under the supervision of the technologist.
To maintain general cleanliness of laboratory glass ware and equipment.
To collect venous blood from patients and preserve specimens.
To keep records of laboratory investigations carried out in the register.
To perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Holder of Technician Certificate in one of the following field: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Laboratory Science and Technology, Health Laboratory Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. The candidate must be registered with respective professional board.

CONTRACT TENURE: One-year renewable contract.

REMUNERATION: Salary will be offered as per projects’ budget.

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Method of Application

All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae. Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than two weeks after the first appearance (see the date above) of this advertisement to the address below. Applicants are also reminded to indicate all contact information necessary with which information can reach them easily. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. In case you do not hear from us in two weeks after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful. The applications should be submitted as hardcopies to the address below.

The Director General,

National Institute for Medical Research,

P O Box 9653,

11101 DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.

The deadline for submitting the application is 10 November 2022.







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