Laboratory Technician

The Malawi Polytechnic


The Malawi Polytechnic ( would like to engage the services of competent and dynamic individuals to work as Laboratory Technician on a project based within the Polytechnic and College of Medicine Laboratories. The Malawi Polytechnic and the College of Medicine in collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will be implementing food hygiene and wash investigations for the SHARE research project.

Laboratory Technician 1 post, based in Blantyre, 10 month contract.                                

Job Summary

The Laboratory technician will carry out field and microbiology investigations as appropriate, which will include, but may not be limited to: receiving and booking in specimens, preparing specimens for testing and storage, documentation and record keeping.  The holder will be a registered member of the Medical Council of Malawi and act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with their rules and guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carrying out laboratory tests in accordance with research protocols (S.O.P.s) as set out by the Principal Investigator.
  • To be aware of, and work using the Quality Control protocols, both internal and external where appropriate set by the Principal.
  • Monitoring equipment at regular intervals according to set protocols where appropriate
  • Adhering to the principles of Good Clinical Lab Practice (GCLP).



  1. Diploma / Degree in Med Lab Technology or Biomedical Sciences .
  2. Good knowledge of information technology (I.T) devices.
  3. Fluency in Chichewa and English.
  4. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  5. At least 1 to 2 years’ experience working in a Medical / Research Laboratory


Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, and complete the APPLICATION FORM no later than 29 December 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged. 


The Research Manager


The Malawi Polytechnic

P.O. Box 303


Blantyre 3.

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Comment on advertised Job

Elza D.

7th of December, 2017 7:18:48 am

Location: Blantyre

Employment Type: Contractual

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 29th December, 2017

Company: WASHTED

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