Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy Bagamoyo at Ifakara Health Institute | Deadline: 21st December, 2018

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Jobs in Tanzania: Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy Bagamoyo at  Ifakara Health Institute | Deadline: 21st December, 2018
Position: Laboratory technician – (1 post)
Reports to: TB Laboratory Manager, Principal Investigator
Work station: Bagamoyo
Apply by: December 21, 2018

Institute overview
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation.

Position Summary
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is looking for a laboratory technician to work with NC. TB – DAR project in Bagamoyo.The candidate will perform routine experimental laboratory test- mainly in the fields to produce reliable and precise data for scientific investigations in mycobacteriology and molecular Biology. The candidate will work according to the study protocol, standard procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice (GCLP). 

Duties and Responsibilities
The Laboratory Technician will have a range of strategic functions as well as supporting functions of the Institute. This position will support and advice the Grant officer on key matters related to these functions:
 Strategic Functions:
 To perform laboratory analysis from sputum samples and other specimens as assigned by the TB laboratory manager
 To respond to queries, concerns and issues raised by the supervisor/principal investigator or a monitor To ensure that participant’s privacy and confidentiality are maintained
 To communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and active participation in all meetings
 To ensure the study is done according to the working protocol and adherence to the ICH Guidelines of Good Laboratory Clinical Practice (GLCP)
 To maintain close professional relationship with the government officials in the study area
 To work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity. To perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
 Performing any other activities as instructed by the supervisor 
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Qualifications and Experience
 Diploma of Laboratory technology
 Be able to produce high quality and accurate results inter-personal skills Skills and Competences
 Experience in GCLP compliant medical research
 Self-motivated and highly focused attitude to work
 Computer proficiency
 Good verbal and written communication skills in English
 Review and lead the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures.
 Interview management and executive candidates. 

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful candidates as per IHI Administrative salary scales under short term contracts. 

Equal Opportunity
IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application
All candidates meeting the above job requirements should channel their application letters with detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact address, e-mail, telephone numbers, and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. All e-mail application heading to read ‘Lab Technician – TB DAR'. Staff worki n with ihi and interns will be given priority
All applications must be received by Thursday December 21, 2018. Applications received after the closing date won’t be considered.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373;
Dar es Salaam.
Email: [email protected]