14 Apr 2022

Laboratory Technician x3 at SUMAIT

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Job Description


The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar established in 1998 by a charity organization; Kuwait based, Direct Aid (DA). In line with this expansion, SUMAIT wishes to invites applications from suitable qualified Individuals to fill the vacant Academic and administrative posts as follows:-

JOB TITTLE: Laboratory Technician (3 positions)

  • Chemistry Lab Technician – 1 
  • Biology Lab Technician – 1 
  • Physics Lab Technician – 1 

Lab technician is responsible for the operations and maintenance works of laboratories. They are responsible for monitoring and doing the installation process of all equipment, devices, items, chemicals, and electronics. They are responsible of equipment and material testing, chemical processes monitoring, and devices troubleshooting to ensure the proper fitting and preparation of Lab components before each experimentation work as part of quality assurance.



  1. Holder of an Ordinary Diploma in Science and Laboratory Technology or any closely related field from recognized institutions with a good
  2. If the candidate holds a bachelor degree of Technology in Laboratory science or any closely related field could add advantage of this position.
  3. Have required knowledge, experience, and skills in their related fields for safe equipment testing, element fitting, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting, in the relevant laboratories.
  4. Be able to act professionally in all situations.
  5. Possess excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  6. Be analytical, critical, results-oriented, innovative, visionary and a good team player.
  7. Have the ability to work in teams under pressure and flexible to work different working hours (night / day) shifts if required or necessary

Roles & Responsibilities

Laboratory Technicians will perform the following laboratory tasks:

  • Preparing and setting up the laboratory for lecturers and students’ use;
  • Liaising with academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans;
  • Training users on how the use of new devices, chemicals, materials equipments, hardware or software.
  • Testing, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and ensuring that all lab equipment are functioning properly and is ready to use, and that the right materials, chemicals, elements, or software are available for particular lectures/instructions;
  • Paying close attention to the user’s description of their practical-work problems, and asking questions to identify the problem and determine how to solve them.
  • Running trials of experiments prior to classes and then demonstrating techniques for experiments;
  • Supporting the work of teachers and students during laboratory sessions, and giving technical advice;
  • Working with individual students and supporting them on research projects;
  • Record keeping, e.g. for student practical’s, tracking methods, results, etc;
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment and laboratory apparatus;
  • Ensuring that items, devices, and other lab equipment are properly cleaned and those chemicals and other materials are appropriately stored.
  • Doing other lab-related duties that may be assigned by the concerned department or lab lecturer.
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Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), certified copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Salary and Remunerations SUMAIT University offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales. Dead line 28/04/2022 Hand delivered application should reach to SUMAIT, Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 28th April, 2022. Or you can send your application through: Email at: [email protected]

Applications should be addressed to:

Vice Chancellor, SUMAIT

P.O. Box 1933, Zanzibar.

Email: [email protected]

Shortlisted applicants SHALL be contacted in person.

Abdulraman Al-Sumait University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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