Microbiologist

Role: Microbiologist
Employer: EcoMed Advanced Medical Diagnostics
Application Deadline: 14th Febuary 2024
Work Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

Application Instructions: Submit CV and Cover Letter to info@afriqia-solutions.com with “Microbiologist” in Subject Line.

 

Role Purpose: 

The microbiologist is responsible for assisting in the daily maintenance and operations of the EcoMed laboratory by performing various microbiological tests and providing accurate and timely reports. 

 

Duties

  • Collects samples and conducts routine microbiological laboratory tests according to set procedures and standards.
  • Prepares microbiological cultures and media and identifies follow-up procedures.
  • Performs quality control tests on laboratory materials.
  • Analyzes test results and documents all findings.
  • Communicates test results and findings to medical personnel at the Centre.
  • Consults with patients regarding inquiries about test methods and results. 
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and ensures clean and sterile laboratory areas.
  • Ensures that safety protocols are followed while working in the laboratory.
  • Ensures that privacy and dignity of patients is preserved at all times. 

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a microbiologist or in a similar role.
  • An understanding of laboratory procedures and safety practices. 
  • Proficiency in using laboratory equipment and instruments is an advantage.

 

Qualities and Skills

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to plan and complete work assignments.
  • Effective  written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.