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Research Assistant at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

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  • Blantyre
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Kamuzu University of Health Sciences




MAC-Communicable Diseases Action Centre (MAC-CDAC) is a university research center at Kamuzu University of Health sciences working on research to address priority global health problems such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases. With funding from the National Institute of Health, MAC is a designated International Centre of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR). Over the next seven years, the center will be working with collaborators from the following universities: Michigan State, Boston, Maryland, Harvard and Michigan to understand how novel malaria interventions are affecting malaria transmission in Malawi. To undertake these activities, the center urgently needs the services of the following key personnel:

Research Assistant – Blantyre

Position summary:

The Research Assistant will work on our ICEMR transmission project – supporting the project both in the field and laboratory with guidance from the Research Fellow to ensure high quality data are collected to address scientific aims.

Duration of contract: The initial contract will be for one year with possibility for further extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Reporting Line: He/ She will be reporting to the Research Fellow

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Collect mosquitoes in the field using traps and other standard methods

  • Perform morphological mosquito identifications

  • Work with the Molecular Laboratory to finalize identification of mosquitoes and blood samples –tracking the samples from field to laboratory to database.

  • Conduct field surveys

Required education, skills and experience

A minimum qualification of Bachelor’s Degree in Biological sciences will be considered. Those with entomological research and statistical experience will have an added advantage.


Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as applicable to staff in the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences. KUHES is an equal opportunity employer.

Method Of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications together with copies of relevant certificates and detailed CVs with names, contact numbers and emails of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

P/Bag 360


Blantyre 3

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Applications should be submitted not later than Sunday, 30th June 2024. Those submitting via email should indicate the title of the post in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.