The post holder will be involved in the NASOMUNE Project and will carry out NASOMUNE laboratory tests as appropriate, which include but are not limited to receiving and booking specimens, conducting microbiology and molecular biology tests on specimens, preparing specimens for storage, documentation, and record-keeping. The post holder will be required to work some unusual hours; this will be repaid by time off in lieu rather than overtime. Registered member of the Medical Council of Malawi and act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with their rules and guidelines.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Desired attributes: Willingness to learn new concepts and blend skills from different scientific disciplines, critical thinking and attention to detail, experience in Molecular, microbiology and Immunological principles
Accountability: Microbiology Lead (NASOMUNE)
Liaises with: NASOMUNE project staff, MLW staff
Responsible for: Conducting laboratory experimental procedures of the NASOMUNE study in accordance with international research standards
Job Summary: Working as part of a team conducting research under the direction and supervision of the NASOMUNE Lead. Assist the Lead in conducting the research, generating, and presenting research data.
Key responsibilities and expected deliverables:
Health & Safety
Error of Judgment: failure to abide by the Health & Safety protocols and putting oneself, colleagues, and Study participants at risk and failure to attend 1 Health &Safety session a year, will lead to disciplinary action.
All staff are employed under the MLW Programme and are ultimately responsible to the Programme whether directly employed under the Core Grant, a Research Fellowship, or a project grant. All staff are expected to be flexible and may be required to contribute to the activities of the Core Programme or another project(s).
Remuneration and Benefits
MLW offers an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, pension scheme, gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others.
MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrades, and training opportunities to employees. These are based on the success of job performance and other set criteria.
MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants, and patients with whom MLW is working. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.
How to apply
Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, 3 contactable referees, and a detailed CV to this
The Human Resource Manager
Malawi-Liverpool –Wellcome Trust
P.O. Box 30096
To arrive no later than the 20 August 2021, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.