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Veterinary Laboratory Assistant at Jane Goodall Institute February, 2020 Job Description
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The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation, socio-economic development and environmental education. Founded in 1977, the Institute advances the vision and work of her founder Dr. Jane Goodall by continuing the chimpanzee research and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share. Currently the Institute is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:

Job Position: Veterinary Laboratory Assistant

Work Station: Gombe National Park, Kigoma

Main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories to set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results.
  • Analyze organic substances, such as blood, Fecals and urine.
  • Assist veterinary officer in laboratory, primarily faecal sample processing and necropsies.
  • Coordinate with field assistants and researchers in faecal sample and datasheet collection.
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supply and sample inventories.
  • Learn to identify individual chimpanzees.
  • Learn methods of observational data collection and assist with data translation, processing, and analysis.
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week in field observing chimpanzees and collecting samples.
  • Enter data into online web-based database and spreadsheets.
  • Assist researchers (PhD students and professors from Tanzania and abroad) with research projects.


Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Applicant must be a holder of BSc. in Biotechnology and Laboratory science (BLS), BSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) or other Science-related fields from recognized institutions.
  • Must be familiar with various techniques in samples processing i.e. Examining samples to identify parasites, utilizing fecal processing techniques for microscopy and other microscopic techniques.
  • Should possess other laboratory skills with experience of setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Kiswahili and English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Hardworking and commitment to work.
  • Positive attitude-oriented person.
  • Good interpersonal skilled person.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable and current referees, mobile phone number, e-mail address, and should be send to the below e-mail address:


Send by e-mail to:  [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.


Deadline: 28/02/2020

JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status.


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