Job Opportunity at Ifakara Health Institute, Lab Technician – Volunteers

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Lab Technician – Volunteer  

Job Summary Position:   Lab Technician – Volunteer (1 Post) 

Reports to:     Lab Manager/Project Leader

Work station:   Bagamoyo  

Institute Overview 

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation. 

Position Summary

IHI is looking for Lab Technicians to volunteer in the laboratory to support processing of samples from the Clinical Trials Facility and health facilities in Bagamoyo. The Technician will be required to work in a professional and ethical manner in line with GCP, GCPL and approved trial protocol within strategic objectives of IHI, and the public health needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that specimen collected and received are documented and managed properly before analysis.
  • Perform routine tests in assigned area of the laboratory according to Standard operating. procedures (SOPs), Quality manual, Safety manual and sample handling manuals well as in line with GCP, GCLP, and approved trial protocol.
  • Adhere to safety procedure when collecting, laboring and storing all laboratory specimen.
  • Ensure that all laboratory findings are recorded and stored as per study protocol.
  • Perform isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), perform separation and storage of serum and plasma.
  • Assist in hematological and clinical chemistry sample analysis.
  • Document and report protocol deviation and implement CAPA for reported deviation.
  • Perform malaria antibody ELISA, intracellular cytokine staining and ELISPOT assays to assess the immunogenicity of candidate vaccines.
  • Ensure provision of high quality and accurate laboratory results.
  • Ability to trace documents and archive samples.
  • Carry out additional duties as may be assigned by the project leader

Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in medical laboratory technology, registered.
  • Working experience of 2 to 3 years.

Skills and Competencies

  • Hard worker.
  • Flexible on time schedules.
  • Competent in operating microscope and other laboratory assays such as ELISA, ELISPOT, Flow cytometry, Biochemistry, Hematology and microbiology.
  • Time management to establish priorities and planning the project timelines.
  • Adhere to IHI core values (Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Initiative.


An attractive and competitive volunteer package will be offered to successful candidates.

Equal Opportunity

IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below.

The deadline for this application is 17:00hrs on Friday April 23rd 2021. All e-mail application subject lines should include: Lab Technician – Volunteer – Clinical Trials Facility.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

Human Resources Manager


Ifakara Street – Mikocheni

Dar es Salaam


The deadline for submitting the application is 23 April 2021


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