Biomedical Scientist Consultant

  • Consultancy
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • TBA / Month
  • Applications have closed

USAID DISCOVER - Health Project

JSI Research & Training Institutes (JSI) implements the USAID DISCOVER-Health to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the provision of quality health services and products. The project’s aim is to improve the lives of Zambians by ensuring equitable access to and use of high-quality HIV, maternal new-born and child health (MNCH), family planning, and reproductive health (FP/RH) services and products at the district and community levels. The project utilizes and sustains a health model that maximizes the relative strengths of the public and private sectors to deliver health products and services that reach all beneficiaries and consumer markets. USAID DISCOVER-Health is also supporting MOH in the national COVID-19 response.
In a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Health, JSI USAID DISCOVER Health Project is recruiting for the following Consultancy positions to be based at University Teaching Hospital.

Position: Biomedical Scientist Consultant (x 1)
Location: UTH Virology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Section
Reports to : Scientist In-Charge
Duration:  Six (6 ) Months
Conditions of Service:   GRZ – Ministry of Health


  • Supervision of testing teams during work shifts
  • Accessioning of COVID-19 samples
  • Performance of COVID-19 diagnostic assays and oversight of quality control
  • Inventory control of commodities used in the testing of COVID-19 samples
  • Equipment management including preventive maintenance and calibration for instruments used in testing for COVID 19
  • Corrective actions in case of any non-conformances arising in the course of sample testing
  • Assisting in management of data generated in the COVID 19 laboratory
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor

Skills and other requirements

  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • Minimum work experience of three (3) years in a medical laboratory
  • Knowledge of relevant medical laboratory technical work and Experience in laboratory quality management systems.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Full registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia and in possession of a valid practicing license
  • Team player

Application Process

Your application should consist of a cover letter and a detailed CV as one document, including full address and contact telephone number/s.  Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter and also give names, addresses and contact telephone numbers of three referees. Send e-mail applications, with the position you are applying for in the subject line  to :  [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Closing date for receiving applications: Friday 19 April 2021

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