Scientific Officer


The Tropical Diseases Research Centre is a National Health Research Institution established by Act of parliament No. 31 of 1982 under the ministry of health. The Centre is mandated to conduct research and training in Tropical Diseases and other diseases of national health importance such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and other Opportunistic infections.

The Centre has continued to embrace a multi-disciplinary team of experts including medical scientific and non-medical staff to execute its functions in order to fulfil its mandate.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are self-motivated and result oriented to fill the following vacancies: –

Scientific Officer

  • To formulate and participate in formulating competitive research proposals for research grants.
  • To implement and monitor the Quality Management System to ensure the laboratory attain and maintain ISO 15189 Accreditation.
  • To supervise all activities in the Microbiology and TB Sections including supervision of subordinates.
  • To ensure effective performance of essential microbiological laboratory tests and production of reliable and precise results
  • To ensure development and evaluation of laboratory diagnostic techniques for research and diagnosis of microbial infections
  • To ensure correct interpretation of research diagnostic, and epidemiological results
  • To supervise the development and maintenance of advanced Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) and use of standard laboratory equipment
  • To perform data collection, data analysis and reporting duties
  • To participate in formulating policy documents
  • To participate in undertaking Monitoring and Evaluation activities
  • To perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Full Grade Twelve School Certificate
  • At least a Masters Level in Medical microbiology or related field
  • A PhD in the field of Medical microbiology will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of at least three years experience in the Medical Microbiology field
  • Practical experience in a Medical Microbiology laboratory
  • Registration with Health Professions Council of Zambia preferably

Hand written application letters accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications from recognized institutions should be addressed not later than 24th January, 2018 to: –

The Director
Tropical Diseases Research Centre
Ndola Central Hospital
6th and 7th floors
P. O Box 71769

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