Assistant Researcher II, Laboratory technologist/Microbiologist – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Researcher II, Laboratory technologist/Microbiologist – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) Vacancy Announcement, February 2 2024



Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

Position: Assistant Researcher II, Laboratory technologist/ Microbiologist

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: January 30 2024

Deadline: February 5, 2024






Job Description


Assistant Researcher II, Laboratory technologist/Microbiologist

Project: IMPRESS

Background and purpose of the vacancy:

AHRI in collaboration with local and international partners is planning to undertake a project entitled “Improving maternal health outcomes by integrating point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections in antenatal care at ALERT hospital and selected health centers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (IMPRESS)”. The project will be implemented at ALERT hospital and selected health care centres within Addis Ababa. We are looking for a lab technologist who will be responsible for performing point of care testing at health centres and ALERT hospital. The lab technologist in collaboration with project lead and staff at AHRI as well as in the field will coordinate all lab and field related project activities.


Position in the organization:

The assistant researcher II /lab technologist/microbiologist will be affiliated to the Communicable and non-Communicable Diseases Research directorate and reports to the project lead, PI.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Contributes to the quality and timely delivery of field & laboratory research results of the project by:-

·         Preparing field & laboratory activity plan of the research project

·         Securing the necessary field & lab resources and facilities for conducting the research activities

·         Carrying out and coordinate the day to day laboratory operations including but not limited to sample collection and/or ensuring its proper collection from health facilities, onsite point of care testing, proper storage & transport of samples to lab and/or facilitate its transfer to AHRI & other study procedures are run per the study Protocol & SOPs of the project.

·         Coordinate field, clinical and lab activities and ensuring quality of study forms completion, sample collection & transport.

·         Coordinate and monitor recruitment and follow-up of patients, controls & contacts in the study.

·          Serve as the primary technical & admin contact person at the health care centres involved in the study.

2.      Contributes to training and ensure the efficient and effective utilization of field and laboratory resources by:

·         Facilitating  preparation and delivery of training programs and/or deliver training to site staff as necessary.

·         Facilitate preparation and utilization of the field and lab research project resources.

·         In collaboration with the project coordinator, anticipate the research project’s material needs and requesting supplies on time.

3.      Perform other project related duties as required by:

·         Preparing field and lab reports of project activities

·         Preparing and submitting periodic reports on the lab performance of the project.

·         Field visit and supervision of all project activities in the clinic, lab & field during data & sample collection

·         Other related responsibilities as requested by the project leader and/or director as necessary


Job Requirements


Job Requirements

BSc in Laboratory Sciences with two or more years of working experience; hands-on experience in point of care testing, molecular techniques and bacteriology.

MSc in Microbiology with zero years of experience

Minimum GPA of 3.00 for male and 2.75 for female

Additional competencies

– Strong interest in research is a requirement

– High personal motivation and willingness to be based at the filed sites

–Training and/or experience in microbiology methods is an advantage

Work station:

Addis Ababa

Employment type:

Fixed 6-month contract.

Number of position: 01

Salary: As per AHRI’s salary scale


How to Apply


How to Apply

The application should be submitted online on ethiojobs ( (

·         With a brief CV (maximum length 3 pages)

·         A covering letter (maximum 1 page)



Application Website


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