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Molecular Laboratory Technician at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

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  • Blantyre
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Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

Job Description


Department: Core Lab
Job Title: Lab Technician
Grade: TC2
Normal Working Hours: 40 hours per week
Employee No/Job Code:
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Senior Technician (Molecular)
Location: Blantyre

POSITION FUNCTION (PURPOSE): In summary, why does the job exist?

• To be a registered member of the Medical Council of Malawi (if hired after 2016) and act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with their rules and guidelines.
• The Laboratory technician carries out ISO 15189:2012 and/or GCLP/GCP compliant laboratory testing 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.



I. Quality Assurance and Improvement

• To adhere to the ISO 15189:2012, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good laboratory Clinical practice (GCLP)regulations, MLW Laboratory Quality Management Policy, Quality Management System, and all associated documents and requirements.
• To Participate in QC/QI for area of specialty and Lab indicators.
• To carry out sample processing and testing in accordance with approved standard operating procedures (SOPs).

II. Documentation

• To record, report statistical information for master files.
• To follow laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, specimen identification, requisition, reporting, and charting procedures.

III. Communication

• To be active in all areas relating to communication, including actively engaging with feedback processes, including surveys to ensure continual improvement of the laboratory.
• To Use positive interpersonal skills to educate/support lab customers and promote success of team members.
• To Use clear and concise verbal and written communication with staff and the public.

IV. Health & Safety

• To follow safe practice, always respecting the safety of fellow workers as laid out in the MLW Health and Safety Guidelines, and any specific departmental safety protocols.
• To ensure that all areas of the laboratory section are kept clean and tidy by implementing a routine cleaning and disinfection schedule as instructed.
• To attend at least once a year, the quarterly scheduled Health and Safety sensitizations.
• To immediately notify the Line Manager of all accidents, and potential hazards.


Qualifications and Experience

• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent degree which is recognized by the Medical Council of Malawi
• Registered member of Medical Council of Malawi
• Previous experience is desirable but not essential.

Personal Specifications

• Excellent IT skills
• Good presentation skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
• Good report writing skills.
• Good clinical practice skills
• Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
• Efficient and well organised, with excellent attention to detail
• Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure and to deadlines.

For more detailed information of the job, please visit the MLW website, .

Remuneration and Benefits

MLW offers an attractive remuneration package which 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, upgrading and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful job performance and other set criteria.

MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants and patients. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.

Method Of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, 3 contactable referees and a detailed CV( as one PDF file) to Please indicate the position title as the heading of your email. Hand-delivered applications will not be processed.

To arrive no later than the 24th February 2023, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.