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Employment Opportunities at NIMR – Mbeya Medical Research Centre (MMRC)

Employment Opportunities at NIMR – Mbeya Medical Research Centre (MMRC)

NIMR – Mbeya Medical Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR centres located in Mbeya within the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital compound. The centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis as well as other diseases of public health importance.
NIMR Mbeya Medical Research Centre is looking for qualified, experienced and motivated persons to fill the below vacant positions whose duty station will be in Mbeya City: 

Job Position: MEDICAL OFFICER (3 posts) 
Within the framework of the NIMR – MMRC objectives his/ her mission is to perform efficiently and effectively clinical and supervision work related to HIV and/or TB studies.

Job Description
 Conduct medical examination/ investigation and provide appropriate treatment.
 Identify problems occurring in the clinical setting and determine possible solutions and implement them.
 Conduct counseling to the HIV Studies participants/TB Participants
 Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to information obtained from the patients and results obtained from investigations
 Assist the Principal Investigator to organize and conduct training, coaching and mentoring to health personnel working in the study.
 Prepare and conduct presentations at both national and international levels of conferences and meetings regarding to the study as requested by your superior.
 Participate in study design, filling of case report forms; ensure proper documentation and filling of forms, report writing and publication of study results.
 Organize appointments and presentations with other health and non health sectors such as community advisory board members, relevant to the study.
 Recommend the purchase of drugs and medical equipment.
 Other related duties assigned to you from time to time by your superior. 


 Registered Doctor of Medicine 
 At least one year experience in medical field including research work 
 MMed, MPH, MSc or equivalent qualification in health related field is an added advantage. 

Clinical Officer – HIV Clinical Research (1Post) 
 Holder of diploma in Clinical Medicine from reputable organization 
 Have interest to pursue a career in clinical research in Tanzania, preferably documented by previous involvement in research projects of any kind.
 Preferably have at least one year work experience with focus on internal medicine/HIV 
 Further formal training in HIV (e.g. counseling, treatment literacy, PMTCT, PITC) would be an asset. 

Research Nurses – HIV Clinical Research (2 Posts)
 Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. 
 Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions. 
 Record patients’ medical information and vital signs. 
 Provide the patient with drugs as prescribed by study physician 
 Collect samples from the patients as directed by study physician 
 Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. 
 Direct and supervise less skilled personnel, or supervise a particular unit on one shift. 
 Prepare patients for, and assist with, examinations and treatments. 
 Any other task as assigned by your superior from time to time. 

 Holder of diploma in nursing from reputable organization 
 S/he must be a registered nurse 
 Have an interest to be involved in treatment and care of TB and/or HIV positive patients both on an in-patient and out-patient level 
 Preferably have at least one year work experience 
 Further formal training in HIV (e.g. counseling, treatment literacy, PMTCT, PITC) would be an asset. 

Job Description:
 Perform automated haematology (Sysmex K21N, Coulter AcT5CP) methods and semi automated coagulation (STart4) 
 Performing manual Haematology methods (manual WBC count, Differentials, estimated platelet count) 
 Carry out training on preparations of reagents needed in Haematology 
 Performing and analyzing Elispot and ICS assay in the CTL Laboratory 
 Performing equipment maintenance and maintenance protocols 
 Book 1 SOPs and CTL laboratory SOPs reading and understanding. 
 Preparation of reagents needed in the CTL lab according to SOP 
 Performing GLP and GCLP 
 Cell sorting and transfer of cells to LN 
 Preparation and autoclaving of PBS (incl. PBS w NaAz and labelling of PBS bottles. 

 Diploma in Health Laboratory Technology 

Terms: One year renewable Contract.
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates. All applications should be addressed to the undersigned either by e mail via
[email protected] or by postal mail not later than 17th December 2017.

The Centre Director
NIMR – Mbeya Medical Research Centre
P.O. Box 2410 Mbeya – Tanzania.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by either email or phone.



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