Armauer Hansen Research Institute Vacancy Announcement

Junior Researcher (Laboratory Technologist)

Job By: Armauer Hansen Research Institute

Source: Hahu Jobs

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Junior Researcher (Laboratory Technologist)
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Experience Level: Junior Level ( 0+ years experience)
  • Number of Position: 01
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: As per company scale
  • Deadline Date: February 26, 2023

Job Description

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.

AHRI in collaboration with APOPO, a Belgian NGO that trains rats to detect landmines, tuberculosis and much more is launching a project that aims to enhance tuberculosis case detection among health facilities across Addis Ababa City Administration using trained rats. The objective of the project is to find smear positive tuberculosis patients that are missed by the conventional method (microscopy) and bring them to treatment so as to contain the spread of the disease to the community. Further information can be obtained from

AHRI would like to hire qualified candidate in the position of Junior Researcher (Laboratory Technologist) for this project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the routine sample collection, transport, storage and presentation to the rats
  • Conduct routine smear preparation, microscopic examination and other laboratory analyses as required
  • Actively participate in the internal and external quality control scheme as appropriate
  • Ensure laboratory safety and regulations are practiced and laboratory equipment are properly handled, cleaned, and maintained
  • Handle any other duty given by the laboratory supervisor, researcher and/or program manager

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • B.Sc. degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from an accredited institution with an Excellent English proficiency.
  • Minimum cGPA of 3.00 for male and 2.75 for female (Please Mention Your CGPA In Your CV)
  • Registered and licensed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health
  • Experience in medical laboratory (hospital, health center, health research institute) preferably in a TB laboratory is advantageous
  • Hands on experience in using laboratory equipment, their proper handling and routine maintenance is an asset
  • Experience in the National TB quality control scheme is a plus

Required Skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Computer literate
  • Flexibility to work off hours and weekends
  • Excellent interpersonal communication

How to Apply

  • Register using THIS LINK·
  • A CV/resume (not more than 3 pages)
  •  A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process.

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