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Laboratory Technician at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCMCF-M) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi Government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical paediatric and family-cantered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

BCMCF-M is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

     Position: Laboratory Technician
     Contract Duration:  1 year (possibly renewable)
     Position Type:  Full-time
    Location:  Lilongwe
    Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator

Position Description and Responsibilities
The laboratory Technician will be responsible for carrying out laboratory analysis for TB & HIV/AIDS related services. Documentation of study data and ensuring that all data collected is accurate and reported in a timely manner.

Perform laboratory analysis 

  • Perform laboratory tests and research experiments according to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform Lab analysis in a timely manner.
  • Receive, process, store, and dispatch biospecimens and data for clinical and research purposes according to SOPs.
  • Documentation of lab related data using specific data capturing instruments.
  • Assist in the design of laboratory assays, experiments, techniques, and protocols.
  • Maintain a safe environment in handling, disposing, and transporting biospecimens, laboratory chemicals and equipment.
  • Perform laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning lab equipment.

Planning & Implementation

  • Support the development of monthly, quarterly and annual laboratory support plans
  • Develop and manage TB & HIV Viral load sample management
  • Maintain an inventory of Laboratory supplies with Lab Coordinator
  • Initiate procurement of laboratory supplies with Lab Coordinator

Training & Mentorship

  • Provide mentorship and on-the-job training to fellow laboratory technicians on management of TB & HIV-related testing and commodities as indicated in coordination with Lab Coordinator
  • Develop storage guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for management of TB, HIV-related related laboratory supplies in coordination with lab manager
  • Attends and seeks out trainings and continuing professional development opportunities


  • On request and as directed, represent Baylor Foundation – Malawi with partners and stakeholders to improve the essential TB &HIV-related
  • Create and work on QI projects with staff

Competencies and experience Required

  • Diploma in Laboratory Technology
  • 2-3 years’ experience at Laboratory Technical (TO) level and current Medical council registration certificate
  • Demonstrated skills in performing laboratory techniques including but not limited to molecular assays, haematology, chemistry, immunology and microbiology.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (using applicable computer software and applications)
  • Fluent in English and Chichewa
  • Previous experience with TB & HIV programs preferred
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Able to contribute to a positive enriching work environment
  • Team player
  • Proper handling of potentially hazardous biomaterials, chemicals, or equipment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new laboratory technologies
  • Organization of schedules and tasks
  • Ability to work in intensely stressful environment and beat deadlines

Method Of Application

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to:

The Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi
P/B B397


Closing date for receiving applications is 27th January, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

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