Laboratory Technician (5 Posts) at MDH

MDH in collaboration with Igunga DC, Nzega DC, Nzega TC, Kaliua DC, Urambo DC, Sikonge DC, Uyui DC, Tabora MC, St John Paul II Hosp, Nkinga Hosp, Sikonge CDH, Ndala

Hospital and Kitete RRH. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies from Only Current Sub-Grantee Contractual Staff and Volunteers.  


Job Title: Laboratory Technician (5 Posts)

      Location: Tabora

      Reports to: Facility In-Charge


Job Summary: 

The Laboratory Technician performs research, testing and laboratory maintenances work. His/Her duties include recording data, sterilizing equipment, ordering and organizing supplies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reading, understanding, and implementing SOPs for molecular analysis of HIV drug resistance and viral load.
  2. Performing daily QC checks on all laboratory processes and procedures for accurate and reliable test results.
  3. Performing pre-analytical procedures on all specimens received including but limited to inspections, registration, separation, and storage.
  4. Performing testing in molecular biology to determine level of HIV drug resistance and amount of HIV virus.
  5. Performing results analysis and interpretation and indicate in case of critical/panic results
  6. Preparing samples for shipping according to SOPs.
  7. Documenting daily operation, recalibration, preventive maintenance services, repair of machines/analyzers using operation, reagents, calibration, maintenance and corrective action logs.
  8. Troubleshooting minor technical faults in machines using operation manual, document the action, and report to laboratory supervisor.
  9. Analyzing PT samples/panels received for external quality control program and submit them within deadline.
  10. Checking and completing all the laboratory results in the Laboratory Information System or register book before validation/verification by a laboratory supervisor.

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  1. Archiving all the source documents after testing in the appropriate files.
  2. Preparing summary reports of the machines/analyzers at the end of every week and month.
  3. Performing duty deemed necessary by the lab supervisor including but not limited to training of junior technicians and students.
  4. Observing all the quality requirements to fully support the laboratory towards accreditation.
  5. Performing any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.


Requirements, Education, work experience and skills

  1. At least a Diploma in molecular biology or biotechnology.
  2. Possession of a Laboratory Quality Management training is an added advantage.
  3. Minimum of two years’ experience of working in the HIV drug resistance laboratory settings.
  4. Ability to communicate fluently in English and Kiswahili (both verbal and written).
  5. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal supervision.


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Interested candidates for any of the above positions should SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION LETTERS, CVs and COPIES OF THEIR CERTIFICATES MDH TABORA OFFICE.


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