Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy at NIMR

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National Institute for Medical Research

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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-Muhimbili  Research Centre is  one of the NIMR Centres located in Dar es Salaam. The Centre is currently conducting  research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. The Centre is looking for qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill the following  vacant positions  whose duty station will be in Dar es Salaam Region.

NIMR is collaborating with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, a Swiss foundation having its registered office at 15, chemin Camille-Vidart, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland (“DNDi”); St George’s Hospital Medical School,UK; FARMOVS (Pt) Ltd, South African; Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg and Lilongwe Medical Relief Fund Trust – Malawi to conduct an open-label,  randomized,  controlled  parallel-group  trial to evaluate the comparative bioavailability, efficacy and safety of sustained-release flucytosine versus immediate-release flucytosine in adults with cryptococcal meningitis. The study will be conducted in two regional referral Hospital in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

We have exciting and challenging  opportunities  for one Assistant study coordinator,

one study doctors, two research nurses, one laboratory technician and one internal

quality officer to join the NIMR research  team, evaluating  the impact of slow release

Flucytosine. The post holders will be based in Dar es Salaam.

.JOB POSITION: Laboratory Technician (1 Post)


REPORTING: The Project Investigator


  1. Coordinate/Organise collection of PK & other samples from study sites
  2. Receiving, labeling and safely storing samples to be tested
  3. Determining and performing tests needed for the analysis and report
  4. Recording tests and analyses and then reporting the results
  5. Discussing and answering any questions regarding the results
  6. Organizing and storing samples in accordance with all safety and other requirements to ensure the safety of personnel and integrity of the sample
  7. Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, including recalibration of equipment
  8. Maintaining equipment records and daily work logs
  9. To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  1. Applicants must hold a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and possess a valid license.
  2. At least two years of working experience in microbiology, parasitology and Chemistry department.
  3. Knowledge in safety issues and capability to use Abbott m2000 system will be added


  1. Good eye-hand coordination, especially during collection of PK samples at sites, that require systematic timing.
  2. Good communication and teamwork skills
  3. Understanding of electronic and computerized equipment in laboratories
  4. Able to follow instructions and strictly follow procedures

TERMS OF SERVICE: One (1) year contract, which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.


The successful candidate will be based at NIMR Muhimbili Centre in Dar es Salaam Region.


A competitive salary will be offered as per project budget.


  1. Application letters should be written in English.
  2. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
  3. Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates including form four certificates.
  4. Application letters should be attached with detailed curriculum vitae.
  5. Closing date for applications is 15th July, 2024.
  6. All applications should be addressed to:

Centre Manager,

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhimbili Centre, Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences

Off United Nation Road, Maliki Road-Upanga, Plot 1048/5

4th Floor Haile Debas Centre for Health Professional Building (CHIPE)

P.O. Box 3436,

Dar es Salaam.

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