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Job Vacancy in Tanzania at NIMR – Laboratory Assistant

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

The Institute is charged with carrying out, controlling, coordinating, registering, monitoring and promoting Health Research in Tanzania. NIMR in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is implementing a research project titled: “Tackling  Obstacles for  Fighting  Lymphatic Filariasis”  (TAKeOFF).

The  Institute  is looking for well-trained, competent and self-motivated candidates to fill the following vacant positions within the Project.


Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC, Lindi MC)

Reports to: Principal Investigator of the Project

Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Assisting Laboratory Technicians and Technologists to perform basic laboratory investigations.
•  Maintaining general cleanliness of laboratory glass ware and equipments.
•  Collecting  blood  (venous  or  finger  Prick)  from  patients  for  testing  and/or preserving for future use.
•  Keeping records of laboratory investigations carried out in the register.
•  Performing any other related duties as assigned by Supervisors.


Holder of Diploma in one of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Laboratory Science and Technology, or Health Laboratory Technology. The candidate must be registered by Health Laboratory Practitioners Council.

Duration of contract: One-year, renewable subject to availability funds.

Note: Applicants from Lindi region are highly encouraged to apply; and female applicants are encouraged to apply.


All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae.  Applicants are required to submit their applications not later than 09th January, 2022 to the address below.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to: Director General
National Institute for Medical Research
3 Barack Obama Drive
P.O. Box 9653
11101 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
E-mail: [email protected]

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