Laboratory Technician/ChiefLaboratoryTechnician in Food and Nutrition

  Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Laboratory Technician / Chief Laboratory Technician tenable in the Human Ecology and Agricultural Sciences Department in the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Malawi.


Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Food and Nutrition, or Laboratory Technology, or a Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Home Economics/Human Ecology with experience working as a Laboratory Technician in a food and nutrition laboratory working with students at an academic institution recognized by the University of Malawi. Those with a bachelor’s degree with a credit, a distinction, or a relevant Master’s degree will have an added advantage.

 Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

  1. Planning, preparing, and conducting laboratory sessions.

  2. Manage laboratories and inventories of utensils, equipment, and chemicals.

  3. Organise and buy raw materials for the laboratories.

  4. Provision of high-level support to undergraduate and postgraduate students and research projects for both staff and students.

  5. Supervision of technical and support staff.

  6. Any other related duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department from time to time.

 The successful candidate should be prepared to work during odd hours, holidays, and weekends when the need arises.

Application Procedure

Applications including a detailed CV, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, and names of three traceable referees, should be submitted not later than 18th February 2023 to the address below:

The Registrar

University of Malawi

P.O Box 280


Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.