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Research Nurse at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

The Malaria Alert Centre (MAC) is a research unit under the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences that works with Ministry of health, local and international health agencies to address priority health problems in Malawi and the SADC region through operational and evidence synthesis research, capacity building and training, health care systems strengthening, disease surveillance, and monitoring and impact evaluation in communicable diseases including malaria, HIV, vaccine preventable diseases and Neglected tropical diseases.

MAC is inviting applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic individuals to fill various positions as detailed below on our Malaria Vector Competence project that seeks to better understand the persistence of malaria in Malawi by conducting community-based studies and collecting data in Health Centres.




Position summary

The Research Nurse will conduct community and health centre based research activities in and around health centres in Blantyre district.

Duration of Contract: The initial contract will be for 6 months with possibility of further extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Planning of study activities, including recruitment and participant visits
  • Assessing participant enrollment criteria and conducting informed consent
  • Working with enumerators to collect data from participants and record using tablets
  • Collection of biological samples
  • Documenting and maintaining accurate records of study participant visits, procedures and care
  • Assisting with sample organization, storage, and tracking
  • Ensuring that study procedures and protocols are followed
  • Regular report writing
  • Participating in team work to conduct all aspects of the study
  • Coordinating and working closely with local health centre staff and community leaders on study activities
  • Any other related duties as seen fit by the principal investigator and team leader

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of a diploma in nursing from a recognized institution. Those with a Certificate in nursing and having over 6 years of research experience will also be eligible.
  • Registered with the Nurses Council of Malawi.
  • Field experience in community engagement
  • Experience in a busy research setting
  • Computer literate with experience in utilizing electronic data capture, Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet application systems.


The position will attract a salary with benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications as applicable to contract staff in the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences. KUHES is an equal opportunity employer.


Suitably qualified candidates should forward 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: and

Applications should be submitted not later than 30th November 2022. Those submitting via email should indicate the project name and title of the post in the subject line of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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