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Junior Researcher (Molecular and Immunological Related Laboratory Works) – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

Junior Researcher (Molecular and Immunological Related Laboratory Works) – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), October 9 2022
Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)
Position: Junior Researcher (Molecular and Immunological Related Laboratory Works)
Deadline: 10.14.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: Birr 10,386 (ETB ten thousand three hundred eighty six)
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI,   in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.

AHRI has six research directorates; Biotechnology, Bacterial/viral diseases, Tuberculosis/Leprosy, Non-communicable diseases, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Clinical Trial. AHRI, over its 50 years in service, is well known for its hub function for skill and technology transfer and partnership embracing research agendas with direct impact in the development and transformation of population in Ethiopia and beyond. With a grant obtained from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Directorate (MNTD), is looking for self-driven, motivated and energetic researchers to join our team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·         Receive, label and analyse samples

·         Record all data and results in specific forms with accuracy and responsibility

·         Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies

·         Strictly ensure that all safety guidelines are followed at all times and maintain a clean orderly environment

·         Organize all reagents, consumables and supplies according to safety instructions

·         Work closely with researchers, data management team and lab logistics officers

·         Execute other responsibilities coming from the Malaria Research Team


Job Requirements:

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·         Education: BSc Degree in Laboratory Sciences/Technology from a recognized institution

·         Minimum GPA of 3.00 for male and 2.75 for female

·         Having work experience in Malaria Molecular and Immunological related laboratory works is an advantage.

Skills and Competences

·         Basic computer skills (MS word, excel, power point, etc)

·         Self-driven, motivated and result oriented

·         Ability to work independently and under pressure

·         Excellent interpersonal communication

·         Willing to support others and share workloads

·         Flexible to work off-working hours or weekends and holidays as needed


How To Apply:

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Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before October 14, 2022.
  • A CV/resume  (not more than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one page table summarizing your educational background, technical skills and  competencies to facilitate the screening process

References:  Please provide three references including their e-mail address.

Terms of Employment:  One year contract period with full time employment basis with possible extension based on performance and budget availability.

Number Required: 2 (two)

NB: One applicant is allowed to apply only in one position (multiple positions application is not allowed and the application will not be considered)

Duty station: Addis Ababa

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