Laboratory Technician in Medical Parasitology
  • Full Time
  • Mzuzu, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Mzuzu University (MZUNI)



Mzuzu University (MZUNI) is a Public University established by the Laws of Malawi Cap 30:09 (Mzuzu University Act No. 12 of 1997). Currently, the University has six faculties of Education; Environmental Sciences; Health Sciences; Tourism, Hospitality and Management; Science, Technology and Innovation; and Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a dual mode University offering its courses through face-to-face and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) teaching and learning modes. It also offers some of its programmes on block, week-end and vacation release.

The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Vacancy No. 3: Laboratory Technician in Medical Parasitology

The Laboratory Technician reports to the Head of Department but under the supervisor of Chief Laboratory Technician.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Implementing standard operating procedures including laboratory rules and regulations;
  2. Maintaining, repairing, and cleaning laboratory equipment and accessories;
  3. Conducting or supporting demonstrations during laboratory sessions;
  4. Supporting and orienting laboratory users on procedures, rules and regulations of the laboratory;
  5. Maintaining inventory of all laboratory resources;
  6. Implementing occupational, health and safety systems in the laboratory;
  7. Supporting academic research and outreach services;
  8. Documenting and archiving results of laboratory analyses; and (ix) Supporting implementation of laboratory quality management system for accreditation standards.


  1. Bachelor of Science in Parasitology and Disease Vector Control, Medical/Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or Medical Laboratory Sciences obtained from a reputable and accredited institution of higher learning;
  2. At least one (1) year work experience in laboratory work; and
  3. Candidates with the relevant experience in an institution of higher learning will have an added advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. In-depth knowledge preventative measures and laboratory best practices;
  2. Ability to work autonomously and under pressure;
  3. Ability to meet deadlines;
  4. Interpersonal relationship skills; and
  5. Excellent communication skills.

Mode of Application

The application should include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional qualifications, and the names and contact details of three traceable referees. The job title should be indicated on the envelope and sent to:

University Registrar
Mzuzu University
Private Bag 201

Or Electronic Submission:

Electronic submission of the application should be sent as attachments in PDF or MS Word format to The subject line of the application should show the position being applied for.

To reach the University not later than Monday, 20th May 2024. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Candidates who responded to the first advertisement are requested to re-apply.

MZUNI is an equal opportunity employer and therefore encourages applications from qualified men. women and persons living with disabilities.