Vac. No. BS/19/22    : Laboratory Technician (Administration)
Grade                        : BS 8
Responsible to         : Senior Laboratory Technician
Number of Posts     : One
Duty Station             : Blantyre

Job purpose
To manage the Registry in the Testing Department

Duties and responsibilities
The Laboratory Technician shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Receiving and registering samples in the sample register;
  2. Sorting and dispatching samples to appropriate laboratories;
  3. Updating manual and electronic samples register;
  4. Filing manual and electronic sample register;
  5. Reconciling samples, reports and invoices on regular basis;
  6. Keeping instrument operational manuals, standards, analytical methods, supplier catalogues, test reports and other documents; and
  7. Compiling   sample and result statistics to the Director of Testing Services.

Minimum qualifications and experience
The applicant must possess a Diploma in Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution

Key competencies and attributes

  1. Self- motivated and committed to delivering top quality performance;
  2. Have analytical chemistry knowledge;
  3. Be able to work with minimum or no supervision in a busy laboratory;
  4. Up to date knowledge and skill in laboratory management.

How to Apply

The Malawi Bureau of Standards is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Bureau is committed to the promotion of merit, fairness, equity, honesty, integrity, impartiality and professionalism. As such, any form of canvasing is not allowed and any candidate involved in canvasing of any kind shall be disqualified.

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit a written application letter together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed current Curriculum Vitae, naming three traceable referees, in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top with the post being applied for before close of business on 5th July, 2019 to:

Director General
Malawi Bureau of Standards
P. O. Box 946