LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
Full Time
May 20, 2024
Kasungu, Malawi
May 24, 2024

Company: Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET)

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Overview

The Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) is Malawi’s premier institution in tobacco research, extension and training services. Established in 1995 and funded primarily by tobacco growers, ARET’s core activities include development and dissemination of tobacco technologies and training of tobacco stakeholders in order to sustain and improve agricultural productivity while conserving the natural resources.

An opportunity has arisen for highly motivated professionals with requisite academic qualifications and technical expertise to fill existing vacant posts that have arisen in ARET as follows: –

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (1 POST): RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Tenable at: Kasungu Mwimba College of Agriculture in

Key Function

The ideal candidate will be undertaking a variety of technical support to academic staff and ensuring that laboratory equipment is functioning properly and is ready for use.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate shall be responsible for the following activities

  • Prepare and set undergraduate practical sessions in biology and chemistry courses and related fields.
  • Prepare materials and assemble, disassemble, clean and store equipment needed for individual and group laboratory experiments
  • Schedule preparation of lab experiments.
  • Store and dispose of hazardous wastes using safety procedures.
  • Sampling of tests
  • Assist in informing faculty and staff of proper hazardous waste disposal procedures.
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets in an organized and accessible fashion.
  • Enforce lab safety codes in all science lab areas to assure student and employee safety.
  • Communicate with science faculty regarding special needs and maintenance of laboratory facilities.
  • Maintain inventory system of all science supplies and special equipment
  • Coordinate purchasing of all science supplies and special equipment with college administrator.
  • Coordinate maintenance of laboratory equipment (service or replace)
  • Maintain a reference library of scientific catalogues, instruction manuals, keys, troubleshooting guides, and operation and parts manuals for laboratory equipment and models as requested.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty and the general public.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established College policies, and other applicable laws pertaining to employment and education.
  • He/she will also be expected to participate in departmental research programmes from time to time as may be assigned by the department.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in laboratory technology, Applied Sciences or any related field from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Experience working in academic and research settings will have an added advantage.
  • Two years of relevant work experience.

Mode of Application

If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a role in a productive team where you can make a real difference, please submit your application together with copies of academic and professional certificates and detailed curriculum vitae not later than Friday, 24th May, 2024.

Clearly mark on the envelope the post you are applying and address the same to the following address:

The Chief Executive Officer
ARET
Private Bag 9
LILONGWE
Or Email to: recruitment@aret.org.mw

ARET is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving workforce diversity and inclusion. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.