Friday, June 12, 2015

Laboratory Technicians (3 Posts)

The New-Born Screening for Child Survival – Sickle Cell Disease Project (NBS) has received funding from Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) to establish a New-Born Screening programme (NBS) to identify children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) at birth. The NBS programme has exciting employment opportunities for highly motivated and result-driven professionals interested in working in the health sector.

The duty station for all these positions is Dar es Salaam.


Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the job holder is responsible for processing of the laboratory samples received and ensuring they meet the set criteria.

Specific Responsibilities
· Performs daily QC runs on all laboratory tests/procedures.
· Performs testing of all relevant tests for the projects
· Documentation of daily operation, recalibration, preventive maintenance service and repair of the machines/analyzers in the operational, reagent, calibration, maintenance and corrective action logs
· Troubleshoot any technical faults of the machine using operator's guide manual and report to the laboratory supervisor in case the problem persists
· Analyze samples/panels received for external quality control program and submit them within deadline
· Checking and recording all the laboratory results before validation/verification by a laboratory supervisor/lab director or designee
· Archive all the source documents after testing in the appropriate files
· Prepare summary reports of the machines/analyzers at the end of every month
· Ensures proper repository of specimens as per study protocol
· Responsible for the daily operation and handling of all data queries, all upgrades and exporting regarding the LDMS.
· Receives reagents, test kits, controls, calibrators stored for testing
· Ensures proper storage of perishable supplies in the storage room
· Documentation such as temperature monitoring charts, maintenance logs of freezers/fridges
· Ensures proper repository of specimens as per study protocol
· Responsible for the daily operation and handling of all data queries, all upgrades and exporting regarding the LDMS.
· Receives, registers, records and logs in specimens in lab registers/computer program.
· Ensures specimen rejection criteria are followed

Key Qualifications
· A minimum degree in BSc in Medical Laboratory or equivalent
· A minimum of Two (2) years working experience in Clinical laboratory

Other relevant skills experience
· Knowledge of current laboratory facilities and best practices in lab operations, methods, equipment, materials and ability to perform standardized biological, chemical, and microbiological examinations independently.
· Advanced understanding of Good Clinical Laboratory Practise (GCLPs), regulatory/ accreditation agency requirements and lab based Quality Management System (QMS).
· Excellent Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications.
· Good communicator with patients, co-workers, junior and senior staff.

Full details of the Job descriptions are available on the following websites:

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of THREE referees to the address below.

Applications which do not attach all the mentioned dossiers, including three referees, will be disqualified.

Your application should have a title of the position you are applying for. Failure to do this will disqualify the application

Applicants will be sent a fill out questionnaire when they submit, please ensure you use a frequently monitored . They need to submit that questionnaire before the deadline for applications. Failure to do this will disqualify the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be submitted to the email address no later than1500 hours on 29th June 2015.