Academic and Non-Academic Vacancies

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) is a University and Centre of  Excellence in health education, research, and innovation whose mission is ‘to  advance knowledge, professional competencies, skills, and innovations in  health sciences through high-quality student-centred and innovative  education and research that responds to and influences the global/national  policy, health, and development needs in an efficient, sustainable, and result oriented manner’.

KUHeS is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill vacant  positions existing in various functional areas, as follows:

  1. LECTURER IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 

Grade : KU6

Department : School of Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
Responsible to : Head of Internal Medicine Department

Purpose of the Job 

To deliver academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Participating in the development and review of curriculum;
  • Developing and reviewing teaching and learning materials; ∙ Providing effective tuition, assessment and supervision to students at  various levels;
  • Initiating and undertaking research projects, consultancies and  outreach activities;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision
  • Participating in developing and implementing resource mobilization  strategies;
  • Supporting in mentoring assistant lecturers;
  • Representing the Department in various fora;
  • Publishing and disseminating research results;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Professional qualification in Internal  Medicine;
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Registered with relevant professional body.
  1. LECTURER IN NEONATAL HEALTH (1 POSITION). 

Grade : KU6

Department : School of Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive  Health

Responsible to : Head of Neonatal Health Department

Purpose of the Job 

To deliver academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Participating in the development and review of curriculum;
  • Developing and reviewing teaching and learning materials; ∙
  • Providing effective tuition, assessment and supervision to students at  various levels;
  • Initiating and undertaking research projects, consultancies and  outreach activities;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision
  • Participating in developing and implementing resource mobilization  strategies;
  • Supporting in mentoring assistant lecturers;
  • Representing the Department in various fora;
  • Publishing and disseminating research results;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery or Nursing with a  Certificate in Midwifery, plus a Master’s Degree in Neonatal Health or in  any relevant field;
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Registered with Nurses and Midwives Council or other relevant  professional body.
  1. ASSISTANT LECTURER IN NEONATAL HEALTH (2 POSITIONS) Grade : KU7

Department : School of Nursing

Responsible to : Head of Academic Department

Purpose of the Job 

To support delivery of academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Supporting teaching and learning;
  • Supervising students;
  • Conducting research;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision;
  • Providing effective tutorials to students;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a credit in Midwifery, Nursing and  Midwifery or Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Malawian citizenship or permanent residents in Malawi
  1. LECTURER IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (2 POSITIONS). 

Grade : KU6

Department : School of Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive  Health

Responsible to : Head of Reproductive Health Department

Purpose of the Job 

To deliver academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Participating in the development and review of curriculum;
  • Developing and reviewing teaching and learning materials;
  • Providing effective tuition, assessment and supervision to students at  various levels;
  • Initiating and undertaking research projects, consultancies and  outreach activities;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision
  • Participating in developing and implementing resource mobilization  strategies;
  • Supporting in mentoring assistant lecturers;
  • Representing the Department in various fora;
  • Publishing and disseminating research results;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery or Nursing with a  Certificate in Midwifery, plus a Master’s Degree in Reproductive  Health/Women’s Health or in any relevant field;
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Registered with Nurses and Midwives Council or other relevant  professional body.
  1. ASSISTANT LECTURER IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (1 POSITION) 

Grade : KU7

Department : School of Nursing

Responsible to : Head of Academic Department

Purpose of the Job 

To support delivery of academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Supporting teaching and learning;
  • Supervising students;
  • Conducting research;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision;
  • Providing effective tutorials to students;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a credit in Midwifery, Nursing and  Midwifery or Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Malawian citizenship or permanent residents in Malawi
  1. LECTURER IN MIDWIFERY (3 POSITIONS) 

Grade : KU6

Department : School of Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive  Health

Responsible to : Head of Neonatal Health Department

Purpose of the Job 

To deliver academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Participating in the development and review of curriculum;
  • Developing and reviewing teaching and learning materials;
  • Providing effective tuition, assessment and supervision to students at  various levels;
  • Initiating and undertaking research projects, consultancies and  outreach activities;
  • Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • Providing clinical service and supervision
  • Participating in developing and implementing resource mobilization  strategies;
  • Supporting in mentoring assistant lecturers;
  • Representing the Department in various fora;
  • Publishing and disseminating research results;
  • Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery or Nursing with a  Certificate in Midwifery, plus a Master’s Degree in Midwifery/Public  Health with a focus in Maternal and Neonatal Health or in any relevant  field;
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Registered with Nurses and Midwives Council or other relevant  • professional body.
  1. ASSISTANT LECTURER IN MIDWIFERY (2 POSITIONS) 

Grade : KU7

Department : School of Nursing

Responsible to : Head of Academic Department

Purpose of the Job 

To support delivery of academic programmes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • ∙ Supporting teaching and learning;
  • ∙ Supervising students;
  • ∙ Conducting research;
  • ∙ Providing clinical service and supervision;
  • ∙ Providing effective tutorials to students;
  • ∙ Developing, adopting and adapting various new technologies and  concepts in teaching and learning;
  • ∙ Preparing and submitting reports.

Minimum Education, Qualifications and Experience 

  • ∙ Bachelor’s degree with at least a credit in Midwifery, Nursing and  Midwifery or Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery.
  • ∙ Registered with the relevant professional body.
  • ∙ Malawian citizenship or permanent residents in Malawi
  1. CLINICAL SKILLS LABORATORY SUPERVISOR 

Job Title : Clinical Skills Laboratory Supervisor

Grade : KU9

Location : Teaching and Learning Development Centre

Responsible to : Head of Midwifery Department

Purpose of the Job 

To facilitate clinical skills training using the resources available within the clinical  skills laboratories

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Managing skills laboratory bookings and allocations including seeking  approvals and documenting;
  • Collaborating with Lecturers in Clinical Education and relevant  departments in managing the clinical skills laboratory to ensure efficient  usage and access for students; and adequate stock of equipment and  supplies;
  • Setting up skills laboratory for clinical skills practice classes as required;
  • Distributing necessary learning materials to students;
  • Maintaining safety and cleanliness in the clinical skills laboratories at all  times;
  • Providing technical support to staff and students in clinical skills as may  be required;
  • Preparing reports.

Minimum Education, Qualification and Experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine/Nursing and Midwifery or equivalent ∙ 2 years’ relevant professional experience gained through working in a  clinical setting
  1. LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST (1 POSITION)  

Grade : KU8

Department : School of Medicine and Oral Health

Responsible to : Head of Pathology Department

Purpose of the Job 

To conduct next generation sequencing and contribute to academic  programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Execute and optimize next generation sequencing (NGS) protocols for  DNA and RNA sequencing applications, including library preparation,  target enrichment, and sequencing runs.
  • Perform sample quality control assessments using various analytical  methods and instruments.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment, troubleshoot technical issues, and  ensure proper functioning of NGS platforms and associated  instrumentation.
  • Document experimental procedures, data analysis, and results in  laboratory notebooks and electronic databases with meticulous  attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design experiments,  interpret sequencing data, and contribute to research projects and  clinical assays.
  • Adhere to strict laboratory protocols, safety guidelines, and regulatory  requirements to ensure compliance with quality standards and best  practices.
  • Participate in ongoing training, continuing education, and skill  development activities to stay abreast of emerging technologies and  advancements in genomics and NGS methodologies.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new protocols,  workflows, and automation strategies to enhance laboratory  efficiency and productivity.
  • Assist in the validation of new assays, reagents, and software tools, and  participate in quality assurance and quality control activities. ∙ To liaise with academic staff on timetables, equipment requirements  and work plans for students’ laboratory experiments
  • To run pre-lab experiments before classes and then demonstrate  techniques for experiments.
  • To support the work of the lecturer in classes and laboratory sessions  and give technical advice to staff and students.
  • To work with individual students and support them on research projects ∙ Maintain inventory of reagents, consumables, and laboratory supplies,  and assist in procurement and management of resources as needed.

Minimum Education, Qualification and Experience 

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory  Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology or a Science related degree with 3 years of working experience in a similar  position.

Key skills and competencies 

  • ∙ Proficiency in NGS techniques and methodologies, including library  preparation, library QC, and data analysis.
  • ∙ Ability to perform common laboratory techniques such as PCR, qPCR,  gel electrophoresis, and nucleic acid extraction.
  • ∙ Familiarity with laboratory automation systems and liquid handling  robots

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Interested individuals meeting the requirements above should submit  applications including: certified copies of certificates; detailed CV including  names, emails and phone contacts of three (3) traceable professional referees  to:

The Registrar
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
Private Bag 360
Chichiri
Blantyre 3
Or email to: recruitment@kuhes.ac.mw

Applicants submitting via email must indicate the title of the post in the subject  line of the email. Applications should be submitted by 31st May, 2024. Only  shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

KUHeS is an equal opportunity employer and therefore encourages  applications from qualified men and women.

Download the advert from the link below:

Draft Advert 10.05.2024

To apply for this job please visit www.kuhes.ac.mw.