Laboratory Scientist Volunteer, Sickle cell Programme

Sickle cell Programme is a research programme in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The programme conducts biomedical research, Supports health care, Advocacy and Training. The Sickle cell Programme is currently having a volunteer position for highly motivated and result driven individual interested in working in the health sector.
LABORATORY SCIENTIST VOLUNTEER (1 POST) Reports to the Programme Coordinator of the programme.


  1. Prepare items and Perform phlebotomy when need arise.
  2. Perform pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical procedures on all specimens and control material received including but not limited to registration, separation and storage.
  3. Perform testing in Serology, Haematology, Chemistry, Clinical microscopy, PCR and micro nutrients
  4. Reporting abnormal results to the Lab Manager or Programme Coordinator.
  5. Checking and completing all the laboratory results in Laboratory Information System or register book before validation/verification by a laboratory manager/Programme coordinator.
  6. Archive all the source documents after testing in the appropriate files.
  7. Ensure accurate sample coordination and delivery.
  8. Prepare specimen for shipping on the samples received according to the SOPs.
  9. Documentation of daily operation, recalibration, preventive maintenance service and repair of the machines/analyzers in the operational, reagent, calibration, maintenance and corrective action logs.
  10. Archive all the source documents after testing in the appropriate files.
  11. Adhere to stock control procedures.
  12. Prepare summary reports of the machines/analyzers at the end of every month.
  13. Troubleshoot any technical faults of the machine using operator’s guide manual.
  14. Ensure that the Lab Manager/ Programme Coordinator are advised of any problems with the equipment.
  15. Any other duties as assigned by but not limited to the Lab Manager/ Programme Coordinator.

• Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Strong computer Knowledge in Microsoft office
• At least 1 year of working experience in the laboratory field
• Good work ethics and a desire to make a difference
• Goal driven with strong attitude and commitment towards clinical research work particularly in Sickle Cell Disease.
• Prioritizing of tasks and good time management
• Excellent report writing skills
• Ability to multi-task and handle pressure well
• Flexibility and ability to work within a multi- cultural environment

This position will be on full time basis. Applicants should send their CV’s, scanned copies of transcripts/certificates and a cover letter outlining their suitability as per the job description to: [email protected] or address it to: Principal Investigator, Sickle cell Programme, P. O. Box 65001, Dar Es Salaam by 16:30 PM on Friday, 3rd November, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. “Sickle Cell Programme is an equal opportunity employer”.

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