12 May 2023

Pharmaceutical Laboratory Scientist Grade II at State University of Zanzibar (SUZA)

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Job Description

The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) is the Public University in Zanzibar established by Act No. 8 of the House of Representatives of 1999 which was amended by Act No. 11 of 2009, and further re-amended by Act No. 7 of 2016, Act No 1 Part 4 of 2019 and Act No. 13 of 2020. Since its inception in 2002, SUZA has been expanding in academic programmes as well as student enrolment. Its vision is to be the most preferred University in the Eastern Africa.

The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) invites competent and suitable qualified applicants to fill five (5) academic and seven (7) administrative vacant posts as listed:

Pharmaceutical Laboratory Scientist Grade II (One Post)


Holder of Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy from Higher Learning

Institution recognized by Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and must be licensed by Zanzibar Food and Drugs Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine lab tests to ensure that products meet quality standards;
  • Record test results and identify problems or inconsistencies with samples or procedures;
  • Clean equipment and maintain supplies to ensure that the lab is in good working order;
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and reorder items as needed;
  • Mix solutions and prepare reagents for experiments as directed by supervisor;
  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of equipment when needed;
  • Prepare samples for analysis by collecting, measuring, mixing, titrating, filtering, weighing, or labeling substances;
  • Review data charts and reports generated by equipment to ensure accuracy and consistency;
  • Follow safety procedures when handling chemicals or equipment in order to reduce the risk of accidents or injuries;
  • Prepare laboratory procedures for students’ practical training and
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the relevant authority.


  • Permanent and Pensionable.


  • Applicants should attach copies of relevant academic certificates, Zanzibar ID, current curriculum vitae, recommendation letter from two (2) outstanding academic/work referees and indicate reliable contacts.
  • Applicants who are not a public servants should not exceed A0 years of age during application date;
  • Applicants under Public service employment MUST forward their application letters through their respective employers. Failure to do that, their applications will not be considered.
  • Certificates from Foreign Examination Bodies for Ordinary or Advanced Level Education should be verified by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and for Technical Education should be verified by the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET).
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities(TCU).
  • Applicants with disabilities are advised to indicate their special needs.
  • Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement.
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Method of Application

Candidates should submit resumes and cover letters to

Vice Chancellor,

State University of Zanzibar

P.0. Box 146,

Tunguu – Zanzibar.

The deadline for submitting the application is May 26, 2023 before 16:00 hours.

Candidates should indicate the positions for which they are applying in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

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