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We are always looking to grow to help and for us the most committed and prepared professionals are welcome in our team.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly. Should you not hear from us within four weeks after the advertisement has been closed, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. Please note that Baylor Malawi may cancel job advertisements at any time.

Available vacancies

Position: Laboratory Technician
Contract Duration:  1 year (possibly renewable)
Position Type:  Full-time
Location:  Lilongwe
Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator

Position Description and Responsibilities
The laboratory Technician will be responsible for carrying out laboratory analysis for TB & HIV/AIDS related services. Documentation of study data and ensuring that all data collected is accurate and reported in a timely manner.

Perform laboratory analysis 

  • Perform laboratory tests and research experiments according to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform Lab analysis in a timely manner.
  • Receive, process, store, and dispatch biospecimens and data for clinical and research purposes according to SOPs.
  • Documentation of lab related data using specific data capturing instruments.
  • Assist in the design of laboratory assays, experiments, techniques, and protocols.
  • Maintain a safe environment in handling, disposing, and transporting biospecimens, laboratory chemicals and equipment.
  • Perform laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning lab equipment.

Planning & Implementation

  • Support the development of monthly, quarterly and annual laboratory support plans
  • Develop and manage TB & HIV Viral load sample management
  • Maintain an inventory of Laboratory supplies with Lab Coordinator
  • Initiate procurement of laboratory supplies with Lab Coordinator

Training & Mentorship

  • Provide mentorship and on-the-job training to fellow laboratory technicians on management of TB & HIV-related testing and commodities as indicated in coordination with Lab Coordinator
  • Develop storage guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for management of TB, HIV-related related laboratory supplies in coordination with lab manager
  • Attends and seeks out trainings and continuing professional development opportunities


  • On request and as directed, represent Baylor Foundation – Malawi with partners and stakeholders to improve the essential TB &HIV-related
  • Create and work on QI projects with staff

Competencies and experience Required

  • Diploma in Laboratory Technology
  • 2-3 years’ experience at Laboratory Technical (TO) level and current Medical council registration certificate
  • Demonstrated skills in performing laboratory techniques including but not limited to molecular assays, hematology, chemistry, immunology and microbiology.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (using applicable computer software and applications)
  • Fluent in English and Chichewa
  • Previous experience with TB & HIV programs preferred
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Able to contribute to a positive enriching work environment
  • Team player
  • Proper handling of potentially hazardous biomaterials, chemicals, or equipment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new laboratory technologies
  • Organization of schedules and tasks
  • Ability to work in intensely stressful environment and beat deadlines

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to:

The Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi
P/B B397


Closing date for receiving applications is 27th January, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged


If there are no vacancies suitable for you, please submit your CV for future positions here.