Application Deadline: 28-11-2016
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is the largest public health research
institution in Tanzania. It was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 23 of 1979 as a
parastatal organization under the Ministry of Health. The establish of NIMR was in
recognition by the government of the need to generate scientific information required
in the development of better methods and techniques of enhancing disease
management, prevention and control in the country.
Our Mission:
To conduct coordinate, regulate and promote scientifically and ethically sound,
high quality health research and deliver evidence-based information that is
responsive to the needs of human wellbeing.
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mwanza centre
in collaboration with Cambridge university is conducting parasitological and malacological survey, in
Shinyanga Region, Tanzania. The project is currently looking for suitably qualified
individual to fill the following vacant position:
Laboratory Scientist (1 Post)
Required Qualifications and experience:
  •  University Degree in Biomedical Sciences
  •   Fluent in English and Kiswahili language
  •    At least one year of working experience in schistosomiasis research as well as  using LIMS for  laboratory documentation will be added advantage although fresh  graduates will also be considered.
  •   Experience in Molecular technology will be an added advantage
  •   Demonstrate experience in GCLP
Job descriptions:
  • To receive, process and analyse snail samples and record results
  • To assist in archiving of samples after analysis
  • To complete accurately study documents and forms following methods
    described in appropriate study SOPs
  • To compile the laboratory results
  • To participate in reports and manuscripts writing 
  • Participate in other tasks and other study procedures as assigned by Supervisor
General conditions:
  • Application letters should be written in English
  • Applicants should indicate two reputable referees with their reliable contacts
    and two recommendation letters
  • Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates
  •  Application letters should be attached with curriculum vitae
  • Women applicants are strongly encouraged
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Closing date of applications: 14 days from the first day of the announcement
Apply to:      
             NIMR, Mwanza Research Centre,
             P.O.BOX 1462,

The application letters should be marked "SCHISTO-CAMBRIDGE"  
Start Date: December, 2016. The initial contract will be six months.