Medical Laboratory Scientist: UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme


Deadline: 11 November 2016

UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme is seeking a suitably trained, qualified, competent, talented and multi-tasking applicant to fill the post of Medical Laboratory Scientist to be based in Harare.

Qualifications
Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent; Registered with the Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe; At least 2-3 years’ experience; Computer literate

Responsibilities
Receive biological samples from the clinic and check for adequacy and conformity to UZ-UCSF quality standards and process accordingly; To perform ZN, Auramine staining and microscopic identification of Acid Alcohol Fast Bacilli; To perform TB GeneXpert testing, MGIT culture and species identification tests; To perform HIV (Elisa, Western Blot, Rapid Tests) HSV-2, Syphilis and Chlamydia serology; To harvest archive PBMCs as per protocol specific SOP; To culture and identify organisms and do susceptibility testing for organisms isolated; To perform molecular techniques – DNA/RNA PCR and SDA PCR; To conduct testing in Hematology and Biochemistry; To identify malarial parasites from stained smears; Perform full blood count, interpret results and make blood smear where manual differential is needed; Maintain an accurate inventory of all laboratory items to ensure that laboratory services will not be compromised; Must have excellent intergroup relations as well as excellent communication skills; Perform any other duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager

To apply
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae to:

Human Resources & Logistics Manager
UZ-UCSF Research Programme
15 Phillips Avenue
Belgravia
Harare