New job vacancy National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)-Mbeya

        Health Laboratory Scientist


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 Mbeya Medical Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centres located in Mbeya. The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. The National Institute for Medical Research is looking for the qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill vacant position whose duty station will be in Mbeya City.

To assist clinical staff with the conduct of clinical trials including drug storage and management, randomization and dispensing procedures, communication with local authorities and assuring compliance with the study protocol and GCP/ICH guidelines for all procedures.
S/he shall be responsible for conducting and disseminating scientifically and ethically sound health laboratory research that addresses the national health priorities to alleviate health problems for scientific advancement and human wellbeing.

The Health Laboratory Scientist will report and work under the Head of Laboratory Sciences.


• To assist in preventive maintenance of equipment and make sure is carried out as planned;

• To participate in relevant research projects and compile reports on the same;

• To coordinate safety programmes in the laboratory;

• To participate in communicable diseases surveillance and control;

• To keep proper records of laboratory investigations;

• Ensuring that the laboratory is well maintained and clean, including all equipment, supplies, and facilities;

• Ensuring that safety protocols are followed by all laboratory staff members, including adhering to safety equipment requirements and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles or laboratory coats when necessary;

• Managing inventory of chemicals and supplies used in experiments and providing a list of needed items to researchers;

• Organizing and managing the Laboratory budget by tracking expenses, ordering supplies, and requesting funding from management when necessary;

• Overseeing the training and mentoring of new laboratory technicians and other staff members;

• To perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor;


• Holder of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Laboratory Science and Technology, Health Laboratory Technologyor equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

• At least one year working experience in clinical trial setting;

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

• Proven leadership ability;

• Strong organizational and time management skills;

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and laboratory software programs;

• Experience with accreditation standards and quality control procedures.

TERMS: One (1) year contract which may be renewed by mutual agreement bases of performance and availability of funds.


• All applications should be enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates, detailed curriculum vitae and names of at least two reliable referees.

• 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.

• In case you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time after the closing date consider yourself unsuccessful.

Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 12
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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