🔥JOB: Medical Laboratory Scientist needed at Society for Family Health

Medical Laboratory Scientist needed at Society for Family Health

Job Opportunity: Medical Laboratory Scientist cART Team – Kwara

Application Deadline: February 02, 2024

Location: Kwara

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Job Profile:

We are seeking a dedicated and qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist for a position based in Kwara. 

The role involves conducting various laboratory and Point-of-care tests and related services in the community while adhering to good clinical laboratory practice. 

The ideal candidate should be willing to work in rural communities.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Provision of timely and quality laboratory and HIV Testing Services under the GFHIV project to ensure comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment among Key Populations.
  • Maintenance of a robust Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and timely reporting of laboratory activities on SFH, state, and national data repositories using appropriate reporting tools.
  • Contribution to the development of lessons learned from projects related to the laboratory component of HIV comprehensive services for Key populations.
  • Interface with external stakeholders in the state on laboratory matters and provide support in building a resilient system for sustainable laboratory system strengthening.
  • Timely processing of LIMS reports and fulfillment of requirements to ensure health facilities are resupplied with appropriate commodities.
  • Testing new and improved laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Keeping accurate monthly Laboratory Project Records and developing standard tools for evaluation and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments.
  • Instrument maintenance policy development and revision, SOPs, and guidelines.
  • Tracking all clients due for viral load tests.
  • Collecting, preparing, and transporting samples to PCR labs for viral load tests and retrieval of test results.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-NYSC relevant work experience.
  • Experience in phlebotomy and sample analysis (e.g., blood, stool, sputum).
  • Experience in the implementation and administration of the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) policies, objectives, and goals.
  • Experience in sample referral and result tracking.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Specific expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB, or Malaria programs.
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable.
  • Knowledge of all basic laboratory techniques and quality control systems.
  • Knowledgeable in laboratory information management systems.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques on hematology, chemical pathology, serology, and microbiology as they relate to the HIV/AIDS and TB program.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using MS Office packages, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent skills in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding of project management principles and program development.
  • Strong data analysis, report writing, interpretation, and presentation skills.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of integrity and adherence to professional ethics.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize workflow within tight timeframes.
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision.

Application Deadline: This advert will close on or before Monday, January 12, 2024.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to Apply Now.

Sulyman Atotileto

Sulyman Atotileto is an Internet Entrepreneur, and Founder of SandFluid Global – Africa's Premier Hub for Business and Individual Empowerment and Growth.

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